FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS WITH SECRETARY OF STATE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 1, 2018) — According to a number of reports, a top North Korean official will be delivering a letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un to President Donald Trump at the White House early on Friday afternoon.
The official, Kim Yong-Chol, has been in New York since Wednesday, where he had dinner with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that evening.
On Thursday, Pompeo gave a press conference, accepting a limited number of questions, in which he briefed the public on the progress he perceives has been made in U.S.-North Korean relations since Trump canceled a June 12 summit between Jong-Un and himself last week.
At 1:06 p.m., John Roberts of Fox News confirmed that Yong-Chol would meet “briefly” with Trump in the Oval Office and deliver the letter.
Prior to Yong-Chol’s visit Wednesday, North Korea had not sent a government official to the U.S. since 2000.
Trump and Pompeo are hopeful that negotiations will result in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and an end to the Korean War between North and South Korea.
It is unclear whether or not other North Koreans who accompanied Yong-Chol on his trip from Southeast Asia to New York will be with him at the White House this afternoon.
As a communist, hermit nation, North Korea has suffered starvation and malnutrition as well as harsh economic sanctions imposed as a result of its open-displayed nuclear ambitions over many years.
In an interview at approximately 1:12 p.m. EDT, Rep. Joe Wilson told Fox News’s Harris Faulkner that a meeting with North Korea in the White House has “never happened.”
Wilson also pointed out that only an “armistice” exists between the U.S. and North Korea, fashioned at the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.