Pompeo heads to N. Korea second time to prepare for Trump-Kim meeting

WASHINGTON, During his White House speech Tuesday announcing the US would withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, President Donald Trump said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way to North Korea “in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un.

“Plans are being made, relationships are building, hopefully a deal will happen, and with the help of China, South Korea and Japan, a future of great prosperity and security can be achieved for everyone,” Trump said.

Trump announced in March that he would meet with Kim with the goal of achieving the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

In early April, Pompeo — who was then director of the US Central Intelligence Agency and had been nominated by Trump to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State — secretly traveled to North Korea to meet with Kim.

Trump has said he will meet with Kim in late May or early June at a still-undisclosed location.

Source: Kuwait News Agency