Pompeo Expected To Return With 3 Americans Held In North Korea

Shortly after arriving in Pyongyang for meetings with North Korean officials, news broke that the new US Secretary of State may have a big surprise when he returns to the US: according to Yonhap, which cited a South Korean presidential official, North Korea is expected to release three U.S. citizens held in the communist state "in an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of a historic meeting between its leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump."

The official reportedly added that Pompeo was expected to return with "the exact time of the Trump-Kim summit, along with the three U.S. captives in North Korea."

"We expect him to bring the date, time and the captives," the official said, while speaking on condition of anonymity.

Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang earlier in the day, according to reports, marking his second trip to the reclusive North in less than a month, although this one not nearly as top secret as his first one over Easter.

Trump earlier said the location of his meeting with Kim has already been set.

Pompeo earlier said the North's release of the three U.S. citizens would be a "great gesture," noting the U.S. has been asking for their freedom for 17 months. Pompeo was earlier expected to bring the three captives through the inter-Korean border, but the Cheong Wa Dae official said that will likely not be the case. The three U.S. citizens are all said to be Korean-Americans.

It was not clear when Pompeo is set to leave Pyongyang.




bowie28 bananas Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

I acknowledge US created the problem.

I am suggesting Trump is either striking bs targets that syria and russia dont care about or striking the actual bad guys while claiming to be 'punishing syria'.  His goal is to get out but it is complicated and is taking some time.  You dont see trump calling for assad to leave or for escalation in Syria do you?  The 'animal assad' talk was just talk to shut down the ff narrative.

I think Putin knows this and thats why you dont see escalations.  Hes giving Trump a lot of leeway to do what is necessary to Exit Syria with a "victory" so the Russians can finish cleaning up the mess we made.

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Oldwood tmosley Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:27 Permalink

Come ON! Obama got a peace prize before he barely took office. How can Trump EVER compete with THAT?

All we know of any of these people is what the media decides to show us and tell us.

Personally, I've got ALL my edjumacation from the internet.

Latest study shows Trump media coverage is 90% negative. Sounds fair to me. You?

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navy62802 Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:48 Permalink

But wait, Michael Avenatti said a Trump lawyer took some money. LOL ... the world is passing the coup by while it wastes its time on propaganda.

LiberateUS Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:14 Permalink

You tell tell from the picture that there is a real friendship breaking out between those two!! Wonder what Kim thinks about Trump reneging on Iran nuclear deal? Got to bring a warm fuzzy feeling to his heart- you can trust the US!!



Oldwood LiberateUS Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:22 Permalink

Maybe, just maybe, Kim realizes that the era of weak pushover symbolic hollow "agreements" are over and its a deal/no deal time to come to the table.

Does ANYONE think that Trump could in ANY WAY discredit our credibility in making deals after Libya? Seriously? Who haven't we fucked over?

And we are going to pretend that TRUMP is the devil, that TRUMP is somehow going to discredit our sterling reputation? HAH! And Iran got $150 billion in CASH, so what are THEY bitching about?

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