Oct 2, 2018 - World

Pompeo, Kim Jong-un meeting scheduled for Sunday

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: The State Department confirmed late last month that the two would meet in October. The upcoming meeting gives the two an opportunity to make up for lost ground after an August meeting was called off by President Trump, and following accusations by Pyongyang that Pompeo had tried to jam them with denuclearization demands after a prior meeting. Trump is considering a second meeting with Kim in the coming months.

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