>> US Diplomats are jetting around the globe to prepare for the planned historic summit with North Korea. Now, just two weeks away. One envoy meeting with North Koreans in the De Militarized Zone as another advanced team gathers in Singapore. The site of the proposed summit. And Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in New York to meet with Kim Jong Un's right hand man.
Reuters' foreign policy editor, Mary Milligan.>> What they're trying to do in New York is get a better sense of what Kim Jong Un is prepared to give up in terms of his nuclear arsenal before any summit takes place between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. This is a really important meeting.
>> Kim Yong Chol and Pompeo will meet at the United Nations and discuss details of the on again off again summit now back on for June 12th. Kim Yong Chol is Vice Chairman of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, a former spy chief and an operative considered by Washington to be behind the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures.
>> From what we can see, he's quite an interesting character. He was very much a part of the succession of Kim Jong Un. And you can see him flanking the North Korean leader in many visits that he makes. So, I think we'll get a sense of the power of this man while he is here in New York.
>> Kim Yong Chol is the highest level North Korean official to visit the US in 18 years