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Pompeo meets with N. Korea’s Kim Yong Chol to speak summit plans

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean Vice Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol to debate the prospect of reviving subsequent month’s summit. The leaders and their respective delegations met at a residence of the U.S. deputy everlasting consultant to the United Nations Thursday morning the place they shook fingers and sat at a desk with their groups. Neither Kim or Pompeo answered shouted questions from reporters on the assembly. 

The 2 arrived in New York on Wednesday in an try to salvage the highly-anticipated talks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. CBS Information’ Kylie Atwood experiences that this was the third assembly between Kim and Pompeo however their first assembly on U.S. soil. 

The two loved dinner Wednesday evening and are anticipated to have a a day stuffed with conferences on Thursday, in response to the White Home. The secretary tweeted images of the night, calling it a “good working dinner” the place they loved steak, corn and cheese. Division of State Press Secretary Heather Nauert advised reporters earlier than Thursday’s assembly that Pompeo had mentioned that the conferences “have been nice final evening however there may be nonetheless a number of work to be completed.”

Pompeo beforehand advised CBS’ “Face the Nation” that North Korea might take pleasure in the advantages of American “know-how” and agricultural merchandise ought to they fulfill their guarantees of full and complete denuclearization. 

The secretary will temporary reporters later Thursday afternoon on the progress of discussions with the highest North Korean official. 

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