CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to visit North Korean President, Kim Jong Un, this past Easter weekend. RadarOnline.com has learned that a possible conference between the controversial leader and President Donald Trump is now underway.
"I'm optimistic that the United States government can set the conditions for that appropriately so that the president and the North Korean leader can have that conversation that will set us down the course of achieving a diplomatic outcome that America so desperately — America and the world so desperately need," Pompeo, 54, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week.
According to The Washington Post, the meeting was meant to facilitate communications between Donald Trump, 71, and Kim Jong Un, 70, amid North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
This Wednesday, April 18, Trump spoke for the first time of the secret meeting, saying that thanks to Pompeo, "a good relationship was formed" between his team and the North Korean leader.
"Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week," Trump tweeted. "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!"
Before the Easter meetup was revealed, Trump had said there had been "direct talks at very high levels" between the US and North Korean governments. Other US officials also told reporters that they knew for a fact that Kim was willing to negotiate about potential denuclearization, according to administration officials.
The meeting between the Presidents is set to occur this June, if not earlier.
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