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>> By the way, he just left North Korea. Had a great meeting with Kim Jong Un.>> US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his current CIA director spoke directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.>> And got along with him really well, really great.>> That makes Pompeo the most senior US official known to have met Pyongyang's dictator and it comes amid tentative plans for a summit between the leaders of both countries.
Reuter's correspondent David Brunnstrom.>> As we understand it, the meeting was set up by South Korea's intelligence chief who met with Kim Jong-un himself last month. And essentially, the reason for the meeting was to try and assess how serious Kim is about coming to an agreement over denuclearization with the United States.
It seems fair that the fact that so senior official as Mike Pompeo and one who is so close to President Trump should go to Pyongyang is the strongest indication of Trump's seriousness about pursuing the summit with Kim.>> Trump on Tuesday said the time and place of the meeting with Kim are still being determined But he did say it wouldn't be in the United States.
And while it was possible that the summit could take place in May or early June, it may not happen at all. On Wednesday, South Korea said at its own upcoming summit with Kim Jong-un next week, it's hoping to change its armistice with North Korea into a real peace deal.
The two sides are technically still at war and have been since the Korean War in the 1950s. Trump said, he backs efforts to reach a new agreement.>> Subject to a deal they would certainly have my blessing and they do have my blessing to discuss that.>> But he also says if he doesn't meet with Kim this summer, the US and its allies will continue pressing the North with sanctions in what Trump calls a maximum pressure campaign.