Trump Is Reportedly Sending New Pal Kim Jong Un An Awkward Gift

Korean War

Korean War

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that "nothing could be further from the truth" as she traveled to the North Korean capital, where Pompeo hopes to iron out the details of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's June 12 commitment to "work toward denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula, Reuters reports.

An aide to Kim said South Korean intelligence had noticed workers and materials moving at the port, where work on the sub appeared to be taking place at an indoor facility.

Pompeo would not confirm the CD gift to USA reporters embedded with him.

North Korea is looking for a venue in Switzerland for a possible second summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as "Rocket Man" and "Little Rocket Man" and brought up the nicknames at the recent summit.

President Trump and Kim Jong-un's historical handshake at the summit in Singapore last month.

North Korea could also deliver the remains of some American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War on the occasion of Pompeo's visit. "Contrary to our military's suspension of joint Korea-U.S. military exercises, North Korea is conducting military exercises on a scale similar to previous years". -South Korea "war games" and Kim saying he would disassemble his test sites, though there's been no sign that he's made any efforts to do so.

According to NBC News, reporters on the ground asked Mr. Pompeo about the CD, but he neither confirmed nor denied it.

Pompeo said he was seeking to "fill in" some details on North Korea's commitments and maintain the momentum towards implementing the agreement from the summit, according to the pool report.

"I had a very good feeling about him", he said.

But the US ability to verify the accuracy of any North Korean list is limited due to the lack of a "high confidence" accounting of the North's nuclear arsenal, such as the number of warheads and uranium enrichment facilities, especially if they are not operational, they said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the conning tower of a sub during his inspection of Korean People's Army Naval Unit 167 in this undated photo. "When I took office, you can quote me on this, North Korea was doing tremendous testing, tremendous missile launches".

But following talks on Sunday between US envoy Sung Kimand North Korean counterparts, this "CVID" language appears to have disappeared from the State Department lexicon.

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