Donald Trump to meet again with Kim Jong Un in late February ,
WASHINGTON : President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit in late February, the White House said Friday, though it did not identify a specific date or location.
The announcement came Friday after Trump met with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, at the White House for a discussion that included talk about Kim’s unfulfilled pledge to dismantle his nation‘s nuclear weapons programs.
“President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and half, to discuss denuclearization and a second
summit, which will take place near the end of February,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. “The
President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date.”
Kim Yong Chol arrived at the White House after a closed-door meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun. The three men met for under an hour Friday morning at the Dupont Circle Hotel in downtown Washington.
They did not respond to questions from journalists. The North Korean negotiator was reportedly carrying a letter
from Kim to Trump. Pompeo left the hotel just before noon and went directly to the White House, where he was expected to join the Trump-Kim meeting.
Robert Palladino, a State Department spokesman, suggested the Pompeo meeting resulted in progress but no
breakthrough. He said Pompeo, Biegun and Kim Yong Chol had a “good discussion” with Kim Yong Chol “on efforts to make progress on the commitments President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un made at their summit in Singapore.”
Pompeo left the White House midafternoon without commenting. Palladino later said Pompeo had invited the North
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