US President Donald Trump tweeted on April 18 that CIA director Mike Pompeo met with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week.
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) 18 April 2018
Trump’s tweet de-facto confirmed an earlier report by the Washington Post about this “secret” meeting. The top-secret mission came soon after Pompeo was nominated to be US Secretary of State.
President Trump said during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 17 that that US North Korean have been engaged in “high-level” talks.
Washignton “has started talking to North Korea directly,” Trump said. “We’ve had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels with North Korea.”
Earlier, South Korea passed an alleged personal letter to President Trump from North Korea. According to this letter, the country was allegedly ready to consider “denuclearization” if its safety is guaranteed.