1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Heather Nauert, spokeswoman, US State Department:
"The secretary will be traveling later this week to four countries. He's headed to Asia. Secretary Pompeo will travel to Japan. North Korea, the Republic of Korea and China from October 6th to the 8th. In okyo October 6th and 7th, the secretary will meet with Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Kono. In Pyongyang on October the 7th, the secretary will meet with Chairman Kim. In Seoul on October 7th and 8th, the secretary will meet with President Moon and Foreign Minister Kang. In Beijing on October the 8th, the secretary will meet with his Chinese counterparts to discuss bilateral regional and global issues."
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2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Heather Nauert, spokeswoman, US State Department:
"I think it shows forward progress and momentum that the secretary is making his fourth trip back in less than a year, the first of course was as CIA director, this will be his third as secretary of state. And that shows the president's commitment to the agreement that he and Chairman Kim came to at the Singapore summit. The secretary going on for follow on conversations as we often say the conversations continue. Of course we have quite a ways to go but we look forward to the next steps in this conversation."
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3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Heather Nauert, spokeswoman, US State Department:
"I can tell you our policy has not changed, Our policy has not changed. Things stand firmly in place such as the sanctions remain in place. We continue to coordinate very closely as we will on this upcoming trip with our South Korean and also our Japanese counterparts and we'll continue to move ahead and continue with the conversations."
U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea, South Korea, Japan and China later this week.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert wouldn't reveal details about what Pompeo intends to discuss on his trip but says it "shows forward progress and momentum" in efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
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