The US had previously only been open to talks with the Taliban if they included the Afghan government. The goal of any future discussion would be to encourage negotiations between the Afghan government and the militant group, US officials said.
Although President Trump cancelled the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Secretary Pompeo met with North Korea's former military intelligence chief to discuss restoring plans.
National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday the United States has a plan for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program. But the timeline comes amid reports the North Koreans are lying about committing to full denuclearization.
The July summit in Finland will also offer the Russian president a chance to persuade Washington to lift some of the sanctions it imposed on Russia and to restore 'full-fledged relations based on equality and mutual respect.'
France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.
The White House says it still plans to meet with North Korea. Currently, a team of American diplomats are preparing for the summit with North Korean officials in the demilitarized zone.
President Trump canceled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for next month. While diplomacy with Pyongyang had become Trump's top focus, he said a recent statement from the North had "tremendous anger and open hostility."
President Trump has consistently heaped scorn on the Iran deal achieved by his predecessor. But his announcement that the US was pulling out also presented an opportunity to tout his approach to talks with North Korea. Even as he defied critics and the advice of allies, he was saying: This is how to do a deal.
When Mike Pompeo was nominated as secretary of State he was touted as just the administrator the understaffed State Department needed to right the ship and improve morale. But from Day 1 the foreign-policy challenges have been historic and unrelenting. Can he handle both areas of responsibility at once? He may have to.
President Trump announces US exit from the 'one-sided' 2015 deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded by saying that Iran will only negotiate for a short time with countries remaining in the accord before 'enriching uranium more than before.'