Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New York City yesterday for meetings with North Korean officials, including infamous spy chief Kim Yong Chol.
The goal of the meetings, which spanned into today, was to renegotiate a potential summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un. President Trump cancelled the summit last week after the North Korean regime threatened the United States with nuclear war and stopped answering phone calls about summit planning.
Pompeo will hold a press briefing with reporters in New York Thursday afternoon, but took to Twitter over the past 24-hours to update Americans on the progress.
The potential summit between @POTUS and Chairman Kim presents #DPRK with a great opportunity to achieve security and economic prosperity. The people of #NorthKorea can have a brighter future and the world can be more peaceful.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018
Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu. pic.twitter.com/1pu4K3oym7— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018
President Trump also weighed in on the meetings Thursday morning.
Very good meetings with North Korea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
A North Korean delegation will travel to Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un to President Trump.