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Mike Pompeo headed to North Korea to finalize meeting

Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Kim Jong-un
Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: The White House via Getty Images

President Trump announced Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently on his way to North Korea to help finalize the details of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un.

"When I make promises I keep them. In fact, at this very moment, Secretary Pompeo is on his way to North Korea in preparation for my meeting with Kim Jong-un."
— President Trump, while announcing the U.S. is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal

The president added that we will "soon find out" whether North Korea will release American detainees ahead of his planned meeting with Kim Jong-un.