Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang this weekend to resurrect diplomatic relations, which had been stalling.
The discussions came quite soon after North and South Korean leaders announced that they were moving towards a mutual declaration to the end of the Korean War, which has technically been ongoing since 1950.
Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Pyongyang last month, with both countries vowing to pursue complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.
“South and North Korea agreed on a denuclearization plan for the first time. It is a very meaningful outcome. The North has decided to permanently abolish the Tongchang-ri engine test site and missile launchers, with the attendance of experts from relevant countries.” — President Moon Jae-in
The two countries are also discussing the possibility of co-hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.
Pompeo’s talks with Chairman Kim indicate that North Korea will allow international inspectors to visit nuclear sites and missile testing facilities.
His talks also come on the heels of the president’s controversial comments that he and Kim “fell in love.”
“When I did it, and I was really being tough—and so was he. And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love, OK? No, really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love. But you know what? Now they’ll make—they’ll say, ‘Donald Trump said they fell in love. How horrible! How horrible is that! So unpresidential!’” — Trump
Iron Triangle Press continues to follow the developments in the Korean peninsula.