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World Trump says meeting between CIA chief, Kim Jong Un went 'smoothly'

19:45  18 april  2018
19:45  18 april  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed in an early morning tweet that his pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a meeting last week that went "very smoothly ."

President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed in an early morning tweet that his pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a meeting last week that went "very smoothly." Mr. Trump tweeted that the two were able to form a "good relationship" in the process ahead of expected talks between the U.S. and the North. 

The Washington Post first reported that the two had met, citing two people with direct knowledge of the trip. A White House official tells CBS News the meeting took place over Easter weekend.

On Tuesday while welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Mr. Trump told reporters that the U.S. had begun talking with North Korea "directly," ahead of the intended  summit. 

An exact location or time has yet to be decided for the official meeting, but Mr. Trump said it will happen "probably in early June" or earlier, and said the U.S. is considering "five locations." He did not say what those locations are, although asked whether any of the locations are in the U.S., Mr. Trump said, "no."

CBS News' Major Garrett, who has spoken with Trump administration officials, said that number appears to be lower.

"I look forward to meeting with Kim Jong Un," said Mr. Trump, adding that North Korea respects the U.S. — and "we are respectful of them."

CBS News' Kathryn Watson contributed to this report. 

S.Korea's spy chief plays key role in historic meeting with North .
Suh, who personally helped arrange two previous inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007, is viewed as the country's top expert on North Korea Nearly 18 years after Suh Hoon, a South Korean intelligence official, travelled to Pyongyang to persuade reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to hold an unprecedented first summit in the North Korean capital in 2000, he watched Kim's son pledging peace on the Korean peninsula on Friday - this time just south of the heavily militarised border.

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