Trump to meet with North Korean emissary Kim Yong Chol on Friday

· May 31, 2018  
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High-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol is expected to travel to the White House Friday to deliver a personal letter to President Trump from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

President Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon that negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang are still ongoing. He has not yet recommitted to the once highly touted Trump-Kim summit, which was initially scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

The president’s comments followed talks in New York City between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the North Korean delegation, which was led by Kim Yong Chol.

In addition to being Kim Jong Un’s de facto chief diplomat, Kim Yong Chol has held a variety of prominent roles within the Pyongyang regime. For more on the infamous North Korean official who is in the United States this week, read my Tuesday piece at Conservative Review.

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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.