Pompeo Gets Testy Over 'Insulting' N. Korea Question

And Trump isn't too pleased with the media, either
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2018 3:14 PM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2018 3:33 PM CDT
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In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and President Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, Fie)
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(Newser) – President Trump was formally nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in early May, with the House of Representatives members who submitted the nomination citing his efforts to broker peace on the Korean peninsula. Now, a second nomination, this time out of Norway. The AP reports two lawmakers with the country's populist Progress Party have submitted Trump's name due to his having "taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace, and reconciliation between North and South Korea" via the Singapore summit. The nomination period ends Feb. 1. In other summit-related news:

  • Speaking to reporters in Seoul, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out an aggressive timeline for denuclearization, saying the goal was to see "major disarmament" before Trump's first term wraps up. "We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the [next] 2 1/2 years," the Wall Street Journal quotes him as saying.

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