Secret Meeting With Mike Pompeo And Kim Jong Un Set Up The Stage For US-North Korea Summit
Brandon Choi, April 18, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
It was previously reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. President Donald Trump affirmed this event in a tweet uploaded in the early morning of Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. The tweet stated, "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!".
This secret meeting essentially sets the stage for the United States-North Korea summit that is set to be held later this year. It is speculated that Mike Pompeo visited North Korea in order to gauge the interest in having open talks in regards to denuclearization. Following the meeting, Donald Trump is hopeful that this process may be possible.