Donald Trump says 'good relationship formed' in meeting between Mike Pompeo, Kim Jong Un
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had travelled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, saying the “meeting went very smoothly.”
The president confirmed the meeting following reports Tuesday Pompeo had secretly travelled to North Korea.
“Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now,” Trump tweeted.” Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!”
Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
The Washington Post, which first reported Pompeo’s meeting with Kim, said it took place over Easter weekend – just over two weeks ago, shortly after the CIA chief was nominated to become secretary of state.
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The meeting comes as North and South Korea prepare to host a summit between the two countries that have been technically at war for 68 years.
Next week, Kim is scheduled to make history when he meets South Korean President Moon Jae In at a summit just inside South Korean territory across the fortified border that divides the two countries. He will be the first North Korean leader to step on South Korean soil since the 1950s.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday preparations are underway at the border truce village of Panmunjom for the April 27 summit between the two leaders, while President Moon expressed optimism, reaffirming his plan to establish peace on the Korean peninsula.
More to come…