Trump Confirms CIA Chief’s Meeting with Kim
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday his Central Intelligence Agency chief secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump wrote on Twitter, (CIA Director) "Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed."
The president added, "Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!"
Trump had said on Tuesday the United States and North Korea "had talks at the highest level." He said the two sides are considering five places for his meeting with Kim, which could take place by early June.
Pompeo is Trump's nominee as Secretary of State, the nation's top diplomatic position. Pompeo has said he hopes the two leaders "can have that conversation and will set us down the course of achieving a diplomatic outcome that America and the world so desperately need." He spoke last week at a Senate hearing on his nomination.
Trump also said he supported South Korea's plan to negotiate an official end to the Korean War.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim are set to meet on April 27. A South Korean official said Wednesday that peace talks are a possible subject. But the discussion of officially ending the war would need to involve the other countries, like the U.S. and China.
After news reports of Pompeo's meeting with Kim, China said it welcomes direct contact and talks between the U.S. and North Korea.
China's foreign ministry said it hopes the two sides will resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula and set up a plan for peace.
The two Koreas are technically still in a state of war. The 1950-53 Korean War ended with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.
Trump's comments came during his two-day meeting in Florida with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe.
Abe praised the U.S. president for his position on North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. He said, "Donald, you demonstrated your unwavering determination in addressing the challenge of North Korea."
The prime minister also raised issues of concern to Japan, including North Korea's kidnapping of Japanese citizens.
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1.nuclear weapons 核武器
He campaigned for peace and against the spread of nuclear weapons.
2.peace talk 和平会谈
The peace talk lessen the tension of the two nations.
3.work out 解决；算出
It is proving hard to work out the value of bankrupt firms 'assets.
4.peace treaty 和平条约
The two countries negotiated a peace treaty.
5.He said the two sides are considering five places for his meeting with Kim, which could take place by early June.
take place 发生；举行
Peace talks failed to take place because of a dispute over the venue.
The meeting will take place proceed as planned.
6.Pompeo has said he hopes the two leaders "can have that conversation and will set us down the course of achieving a diplomatic outcome that America and the world so desperately need."
set down 放下；记下
Old Walter is setting down his memories of village life.
She listened attentively and set down every word he said.
美国总统唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump）周三证实，中央情报局局长秘密会见了朝鲜领导人金正恩（Kim Jong Un）。
特朗普在推特上称，“中情局局长马克·蓬佩奥（Mike Pompeo）上周赴朝鲜会见了金正恩。会议进展得很顺利，双方确定了良好的关系 。”
特朗普提名蓬佩奥担任美国最高外交职位——国务卿。蓬佩奥表示，希望两位领导人“会谈顺利，向着美国及全世界迫切想要的外交结果方向而努力 。”上周，他在参议院听证会上就提名一事发表了讲话 。
韩国总统文在寅和朝鲜领导人金正恩将于4月27日进行会晤。周三，韩国一名官员表示，和平对话可能成为主题 。然而，正式结束战争的讨论需涉及到其他国家，如美国和中国 。