{FD} Russian foreign minister meets with Kim Jong Un as Pompeo meets with North Korean official

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday in Pyongyang just hours before North Korean intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol was set to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York.

{FD} Pompeo signals Trump seeking long-term agreement with North Korea’s Kim, in summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jung Un’s vow to destroy his country’s nuclear-testing site “a good first step” toward a summit agreement between Kim and President Trump but repeated that both sides will have to take unprecedented steps.

{FD} Pompeo arrives in North Korea to prepare for meeting with Kim Jong Un

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea on Tuesday, following earlier remarks by President Trump who said he was going there to prepare for the upcoming meeting with leader Kim Jong Un. The president also hinted at the possible release of three American prisoners.

{FD} Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, to tell senators years of soft US policy toward Russia ‘now over’

Mike Pompeo, whom President Trump chose for his next secretary of state, is expected to tell the Senate during his confirmation hearing Thursday that years of soft policy toward Russian aggression are “now over.”