Mike Pompeo Is Expected to Bring North Korea's 3 U.S. Prisoners Home: Report

Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean outlet, has reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will bring home three American prisoners in North Korea, citing an unnamed South Korean government official.


He will also be returning with firm plans for the forthcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, the report said.

"We expect him to bring the date, time and the captives," according to the official.

Trump announced Pompeo's visit to the Korean peninsula Tuesday during his speech about withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo previously traveled to meet with Kim about a month ago, but that meeting had been kept secret.

The president had suggested that release of the prisoners might be forthcoming in tweets last week. Then, Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, made an announcement seeming to imply that the release was already a done deal — only to have the State Department say Monday that Giuliani does not speak for the administration.  

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