U.S. Sending Team to Asia to Set Up Second Trump-Kim Summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization; U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea unlikely to give up weapons

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches to shake hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. June 6, 2018.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is sending a team “someplace in Asia” to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of February.

Pompeo on Wednesday told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity that his team is “headed that way now to lay the foundations” for steps toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as well as “a brighter future for the North Korean people.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday: “I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un shortly. Progress being made - big difference!”

On Tuesday, however, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Congress that intelligence information does not support the idea that Kim will eliminate his nuclear weapons or the capacity for building more.