It's been little more than a year since he took charge of the US foreign intelligence service, the CIA. Now Mike Pompeo is taking over as secretary of state from Rex Tillerson who has been unceremoniously sacked via Twitter.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend and met with Kim Jong Un, according to media reports. Donald Trump said the meeting "went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed."
US President Donald Trump said there was a "good chance" of securing the release of Americans held as prisoners in North Korea. CIA Director Mike Pompeo also raised the issue during his secret talks with Kim Jong Un.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become the next US secretary of state, after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson following a series of public policy rifts on North Korea, Russia and Iran.
The meeting between Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state and Kim Jong Un raises the stakes for potential future talks, a former Pentagon official says. A big issue will be that of American prisoners.
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