Top British diplomat: Pompeo asked me to help dismantle North Korean nuke

Top British diplomat: Pompeo asked me to help dismantle North Korean nuke
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U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIn Afghanistan, give peace a chance — and a lot of time The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Mystery surrounds elusive sanctions on Russia MORE asked him for the U.K.'s help in halting North Korea's "nuclear missile."

The comments were made during Johnson's appearance at the Institute of Directors in London. A leaked audio excerpt of the remarks was obtained by BuzzFeed News.


Johnson referenced a conversation with Pompeo, in which he said the secretary wanted to “use our nuclear expertise to dismantle Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear missile." 

“That’s what he asked me to do today," he continued. 

The comments come days before President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE is slated to discuss denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. 

Trump said on Thursday that he does not have to prepare "very much" for the summit because he believes “it’s about attitude.”

“I don't think I have to prepare very much. It's about attitude. It's about willingness to get things done," the president said. 

Trump also said he would consider inviting Kim to the White House if the meeting went well.