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North Korea envoy headed to U.S. to meet Pompeo, possibly Trump: source

2019-01-17 20:34
A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief, arrived at Beijing's airport and was booked to leave on a flight for Washington with two other North Korean officials later in the day, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Japanese broadcaster TBS aired footage it said showed Kim arriving at the North Korean embassy in Beijing. Kim Yong Chol has been holding talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and related issues. Neither the US nor North Korea has announced any meetings.