Pompeo said he was optimistic that Kim would deliver on his pledge to denuclearize, but this would take time.
The deal appeared created to stay within parameters that would be acceptable to the USA, which maintains some 28,500 troops in the South. The deal with South Korea is more complicated because of North Korea, which is in the midst of negotiations with the US and South Korea over the dismantling of its nuclear program.
"We've been at this the other way an awfully long time and failed", he said, adding: "We tried to do details".
Redoubling his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of USA interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining a spotlight on the threat that he says Iran poses to the Middle East and beyond.
At a meeting with Moon in Pyongyang last week, Kim made a more substantial offer to close facilities at its main nuclear complex at Yongbyon, contingent on the U.S. making unspecified "corresponding measures".
"A lot of progress" was being made, he said, speaking alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in in NY.
In his 41-minute speech at the General Assembly in 2017, the USA president made clear he wanted to turn the clock back on the last half-century's growth of global rules and institutions, to return to the primacy of the nation-state.
As he started the sequel to his stormy United Nations debut, Trump confronted anew the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.
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"It was a different world", Trump said Monday of his one-time moniker for the North Korean leader.
Trump says he's president of the United States, not the world.
President Trump attends a meeting on the global drug problem at the United Nations, with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, a day ahead of the official opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, on Monday, in New York City. El-Sissi said it's an obligation Trump has made clear. The penalties are a result of Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
In meetings with European leaders as well as during the Security Council session, Trump plans to try to make the case that global companies are cutting ties with Iran ahead of the reimposition in five weeks of tough sanctions against Tehran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in NY to attend United Nations meetings. The subject initially was to have been Iran, but that could have allowed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend, creating a potentially awkward situation for the US leader.
Rouhani, appearing on NBC on Monday, cited the threat of more US sanctions in stating, "There is no such program for a meeting". The fate of Trump's second Supreme Court nominee was cast into doubt over the weekend amid new allegations of sexual misconduct.
Rod Rosenstein was revealed last week to have floated the idea of secretly recording Trump previous year and to have raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Trump said Monday he hopes to meet with Kim again "quite soon".