While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in North Korea to prepare for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump says Pompeo is bringing back three Americans held prisoners in North Korea.
I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
Pompeo arrived in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for the summit, while the US president had signaled the possibility that three Americans detained in the country could soon be released.
The three US citizens were imprisoned for more than a year. Their release is said to have removed a source of diplomatic friction between Washington and Pyongyang…