Mike Pompeo Dines With Top North Korean Official in New York
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dined with a top North Korean official in New York late Wednesday amid talks to salvage a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In the highest level official North Korean visit to the U.S. in nearly two decades, Kim Yong Chol, the former military intelligence chief and one of Kim Jong Un’s closest aides, arrived on a flight from Beijing on Wednesday afternoon before spending about an hour and a half with Pompeo. No further details were available on what exactly the pair discussed over dinner, but the White House said they have a “day full of meetings” planned for Thursday. They are expected to discuss whether the on-again, off-again Trump-Kim summit can still take place as planned on June 12.