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North Korean official meets Pompeo in preparation for summit

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol entered a second day of meetings on Thursday, negotiating over preparations for an historic summit between the two countries’ leaders.

The two men met at the Manhattan residence of the US deputy representative to the United Nations on Wednesday night, with just 13 days to go until the potential June 12 summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Asked about the working dinner, Pompeo told reporters afterwards: “It was great”.

Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu. pic.twitter.com/1pu4K3oym7

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018

The United States has been demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program amid reports that it is close to being able to launch a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States.

It wants Pyongyang to agree to a........

© Asian Correspondent