Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at State Department — live stream

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is addressing reporters at the State Department on Wednesday before he departs on Friday for a four-nation Asian tour, including stops in Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul. 

Throughout his trip, Pompeo will “reiterate the Administration’s continued focus on the final, fully verifiable, denuclearization of the DPRK, and longstanding commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the region,” according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. 

Pompeo also addresses reporters after President Trump chaired a meeting of the UN Security Council on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week where he emphasized the importance of keeping the world away from the scourge of chemical weapons. The meeting is focused on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction particularly in Iran. 

Pompeo at the UN called Iran an “outlaw regime”, saying their malign actions were “flagrant” to the UN Security Council resolutions. He admonished the regime for its lack of regard for “international orders or lives.”

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