North Korean Foreign Ministry slams talks with visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 'regrettable'. The ministry also accused the U.S. Of unilateral demands of denuclearization. The statement, issued by an unnamed foreign ministry spokesman and carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, came hours after a second day of talks between Pompeo and senior North Korean officials. Both sides said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Ref. USAToday.