North Korea

Stephen Biegun and Mike Pompeo standing in room with flags (State Dept.)

The special representative for North Korea’s first mission

As the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun will lead negotiations and spearhead diplomatic efforts with U.S. allies and partners.
Man standing behind 55 blue-covered caskets in belly of cargo plane (U.S. Army/Sergeant Quince Lanford)

U.S. welcomes return of service members’ remains from North Korea

With the transfer of 55 caskets on July 26, North Korea took a first step to fulfill its commitment to return the remains of American service members who died in the Korean War.
Three portraits (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

The right for all to worship as they wish

At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, these survivors share their stories of being persecuted for the ways they choose to worship.
Mike Pompeo and António Guterres shaking hands in front of blue flags (© Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Pompeo at U.N.: ‘The countries of the Security Council are united’...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley highlighted the success of sanctions against North Korea and called for their strict enforcement in meetings at the U.N.
Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo walking down hall(© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights’

The United States' departure from the United Nations Human Rights Council follows a year of failure by the council to make the needed reforms.
Kim Jong Un and President Trump shaking hands in front of U.S. and North Korean flags (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Historic U.S.–North Korea summit

President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check out our coverage here.
Kim Jong Un and President Trump walking and carrying documents (© Anthony Wallace/AP Images)

Read the U.S.-North Korea joint statement

After a historic June 12 summit in Singapore, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement. Read it here.
Rows of people in costume with arms raised (© AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

This week’s U.S.-North Korea summit is not the first attempt to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
Wang Yi and Secretary Pompeo shaking hands (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Pompeo hosts China’s Foreign Minister Wang in Washington

The U.S. secretary of state and his Chinese counterpart met in Washington to discuss a range of policy topics important to both nations.