>> Ma'am, if we get denuclearization, of course, there'll be sanctions relief.>> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dangled a big carrot for North Korea, Sunday. Promising that abandoning its nuclear program would lead to a lifting of US sanctions on Kim Jong Un's isolated regime, and the chance for economic investment.
>> We can create conditions for real economic prosperity for the North Korean people that will rival that of the South. It will be American know-how, knowledge, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers working alongside the North Korean people to create a robust economy.>> Pompeo's comments to CBS's Face the Nation come after his second meeting with Kim and first since taking over as Secretary of State.
And ahead of a planned June 12th summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore. That would be the first such meeting between a US president and a North Korean leader. North Korean state media reported over the weekend that the country has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb test site for later in May.
News which Pompeo welcomed.>> Well, we'll ensure that your people have the opportunity for the greatness that I know Chairman Kim wants them to have.>> While experts say the pledge to dismantle the test site is a big step forward, verifying it will be difficult.