Chill in the air as Pompeo meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump shake hands during their historic summit in Singapore back in June

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walk together before their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Mr Pompeo said he wanted "a fully coordinated, unified view of how to proceed, which will be what is needed if we are going to be successful in denuclearising North Korea".

"There's a lot of logistics that will be required to execute that", he said at a press conference in South Korea' Seoul.

The KCNA said that Kim explained in detail the "proposals" meant to resolve the denuclearization issue and other matters, adding that the leader and Pompeo also exchanged "constructive" views on relevant matters. Trump said it resulted in a "special bond" between the two leaders and he was optimistic about a denuclearized future.

Kim and Mr Pompeo agreed to arrange another summit between the Korean leader and US President Donald Trump "as soon as possible".

Before reporters were ushered from the room, Pompeo focused instead on what the two sides agreed on: the importance of denuclearizing of North Korea.

After a previous visit to Pyongyang in July, Pompeo had said the two foes made progress on key issues - but within hours of his departure the North condemned "gangster-like" demands from the U.S., raising questions over how much the two sides really saw eye to eye.

"The recent parade in North Korea, for once, was not about their nuclear arsenal", she said.

"We demand that the USA side stop this kind of mistaken action".

Wang appealed to Pompeo to cease actions that Beijing sees as threatening its interests in order to avoid disrupting co-operation over North Korea and other issues.

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Before visiting Pyongyang, Pompeo held talks in Tokyo with Japan's prime minister, and pledged that the Trump administration would coordinate and unify its strategy for denuclearization with its allies.

Since Trump and Kim met, US-North Korea relations have stalled.

The North Korean leader also invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility, which Pyongyang took apart in May, "to confirm that it has been irreversibly dismantled", the State Department said.

"I've never been involved in an global discussion where there weren't differences of view, not only between governments but inside of governments", he said.

"We believe this has been a direct attack on our mutual trust, and has cast a shadow on China-U.S. relations", Wang said.

High-level exchanges between the two countries have been frozen, including a planned diplomatic and security meeting between US Secretary of Defence James Mattis and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe originally scheduled for mid-October in Beijing.

Pompeo was hit by North Korean officials a few months ago as having a "gangster-like demand for denuclearization".

"Kim Jong Un appreciated the positively developing situation on the Korean peninsula".

He wouldn't be specific but said he and Kim had agreed to soon begin working-level talks on the nuts and bolts of denuclearization and on the placement of worldwide inspectors at one of North Korea's main nuclear facilities, and had come close to finalizing a date and venue for the next Kim-Trump summit.

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