Mike Pompeo and top North Korean negotiator hold talks in Washington ahead of likely second summit

Mike Pompeo and top North Korean negotiator hold talks in Washington ahead of likely second summit

Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, opened a rare meeting with North Korea’s chief negotiator in Washington on Friday with the aim of arranging a second summit between the two countries’ leaders.

Mr Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol did not respond to  shouted questions as they posed for pictures before entering a meeting room at a hotel in the US capital.

The meeting is being closely watched amid speculation it could lay the groundwork for a second round of talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

There are tentative plans after the talks to head to the White House for a possible meeting with Mr Trump. The US president has spoken several times of having a second summit early this year and has exchanged multiple letters with Kim.

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