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Pompeo says U.S. "still working towards" June 12 summit with N.K.

Last Updated May 22, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, fielding questions from reporters at the State Department in his first briefing since taking the job, said the U.S. is "still working towards" a June 12 summit, after President Trump said earlier in the day a meeting might not take place June 12.

"We're still working towards June 12th," he said. 

Pompeo said the State Department and White House teams are still working diligently to prepare for a summit in Singapore. He also said he doesn't think there is "anything that's given us pause" that has changed to undermine the meeting. 

But Mr. Trump himself cast doubt on the June 12 day, in a meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. 

"It may not work out for June 12," Mr. Trump said, adding, "If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later."

Mr. Trump said he thinks Chinese President Xi Jinping may be influencing Kim to talk him out of a summit. 

  • Kathryn Watson

    Kathryn Watson is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital.