Politics Trump praises Pompeo visit to North Korea: 'A good relationship was formed'

15:31  18 april  2018
15:31  18 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang 'soon,' official says

  Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang 'soon,' official says Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to visit the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, an official with knowledge of the discussions told CNN. It would be the Chinese leader's first official visit to North Korea since he came to power as head of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2012. The official, who didn't want to be identified, said the visit will happen "soon," possibly after the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is expected to take place in late May or early June.

MIKE POMPEO , CIA DIRECTOR: Good morning, John. Good to be with you. At a campaign rally for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone on Saturday evening, President Trump praised his own role in agreeing to have talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

— President Trump dispatched the C.I.A. director Mike Pompeo to North Korea to meet with its leader “I really believe there’s a lot of good will,” Mr. Trump said. Mr. Abe has invested heavily in his relationship with Mr. Trump , whom he first visited at Trump Tower even before he was sworn in.

  Trump praises Pompeo visit to North Korea: 'A good relationship was formed' © Alex Brandon President Trump confirmed early Wednesday morning that his nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, met with North Korea's leader ahead of Trump's expected meeting with Kim Jong Un later this year.

Trump in a tweet praised Pompeo's efforts and stressed that upcoming talks aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula would yield results.

"Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed," Trump wrote.

"Details of Summit are being worked out now," the president added. "Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!"

South Korea says discussing peace deal with N.Korea ahead of summit

  South Korea says discussing peace deal with N.Korea ahead of summit South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as U.S. officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader. U.S. Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo became the most senior U.S. official known to have met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he visited Pyongyang at the end of March to discuss a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Pompeo's visit provided the strongest sign yet about Trump's willingness to become the first serving U.S. president ever to meet a North Korean leader.

Trump has confirmed that that CIA director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea earlier in April and met Kim to lay the groundwork for the historic US- North Korea summit. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed .

Bannon said Trump will visit China in November, adding that there isn't a Some expected remarks from Pompeo , via the White House: On North Korea : "I have read the CIA histories of previous He reportedly threatened to release them if she spoke publicly about their extramarital relationship .

News of Pompeo's surprise visit to North Korea broke Tuesday night, days after the former CIA chief had returned from the reclusive nation. The top-secret trip took place during Easter weekend.

Just hours earlier, Trump told reporters at the White House that conversations with North Korean officials were occurring at "very high levels" but did not provide more details.

"We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea," the president said. "I really believe there's a lot of goodwill. We'll see what happens, as I always say. Because ultimately it's the end result that counts."

Pompeo's trip represents the highest-level meeting between Pyongyang and Washington in nearly two decades.

Trump has Pompeo, formerly his CIA chief, as his next secretary of state, though multiple Democratic senators have raised concerns about his experience during his confirmation process.

Pompeo arrives in Brussels for first overseas trip as secretary of State .
<p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Brussels late Thursday for his first overseas trip in his new post just hours after being confirmed by the Senate.</p>Pompeo is set to meet with various NATO leaders and European counterparts in Belgium before setting off for a Middle East tour that includes a stop in Israel.

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