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>> A North Korean delegation set to meet with US President Donald Trump on Friday will be the highest level visit from Pyongyang to the White House in 18 years.>> I believe they'll be coming down to Washington on Friday. And a letter is going to be delivered to me from Kim Jong Un.
>> The North Korean leader dispatched his top advisor, Kim Yong Chol, to the US for two days of meetings with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, this week. The two men are trying to lay the groundwork for a possible Trump-Kim summit on June 12th. The US insists North Korea must abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile tests.
After the talks in New York, Pompei sounded a cautious but optimistic note.>> This is a difficult challenge. Make no mistake about it, there remains a great deal of work to do and we made progress here as well as at the same time made progress in the other venues that conversations were taking place.
>> On Thursday, Trump told Reuters he didn't expect a quick breakthrough, saying it could take several meetings. Last week, Trump abruptly cancelled the summit between the two leaders, and blamed Pyongyang for souring relations. But he invited Kim to, call me or write to smooth things over. The visit to the White House Friday and the delivery of a letter seems to be a sign the summit between the two leaders may go ahead.