Pompeo: North Korea's talks with South Korea not likely to lead to any change on nuclear issue

Pompeo: North Korea's talks with South Korea not likely to lead to any change on nuclear issue

CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoMelania Trump hires policy director in step toward official platform Dems warn of Russian election interference across Europe Publisher rushing to print more copies of ‘Fire and Fury’ MORE on Sunday expressed skepticism that upcoming talks between North Korea and South Korea will do anything to change Pyongyang's stance on their nuclear weapons. 

“I hope that’s the case, but past history would indicate that this is a fake, this is not likely to lead to any true change in his strategic outlook, that is he would like to continue to maintain his nuclear capability, and that the president has said is unacceptable," Pompeo told CBS News's John Dickerson on "Face the Nation," referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  

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North and South Korea will hold official talks for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday. 

The two countries last Wednesday also reopened a phone line in Panmunjom after holding a call.

The developments follow remarks from Kim that he would be willing to send North Korean athletes to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE said on Saturday that he would like to see North Korean athletes compete in the games. 

However, tensions between North Korea and the international community remain high after a slew of intercontinental ballistic missile tests from Pyongyang. 

The United Nations Security Council voted last month to slap sanctions on North Korea, aimed at strangling the isolated nation's economy.