Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Fox News Sunday to explain the future of North Korea and the safety of U.S. and the world. Pompeo says the White House is fully aware of the risks of President Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"No president has ever put America in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible that the Americans...would lead to the place where America was no longer held at risk by the North Korean regime," says Pompeo.
"If we are going to get to this historic outcome, both sides have to be prepared to take a truly measures to achieve it."
Kim Jong Un follows U.S. news, apparently.
"He does follow the Western press."
Pompeo says Kim Jong Un is stoked about the upcoming summit.
"He too is preparing for June 12th. He and his team, we'll be working with them to put our two leaders in a position where it's just possible we might pull off an historic undertaking."
“Our eyes are wide open with respect to the risks, but it is our fervent hope that Chairman Kim wants to make a strategic change, a strategic change in the direction for his country and his people,” Pompeo said.