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US Secretary of State arrives in North Korea

Mr Pompeo will also press for the release of three US prisoners from the country.

He said that he hopes North Korea will “do the right thing”.

Donald Trump says the US is having talks with North Korea and a date is set for face to face meeting

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Video:‘Time and place set for North Korea meeting’

President Trump has said the time and date of his planned meeting with Mr Kim have now been agreed on, but he has yet to reveal where or when it will happen.

US Secretary of State arrives in North Korea
US Secretary of State arrives in North Korea

“We think relationships are building with North Korea. We will see how it all works out. Maybe it won’t. But it can be a great thing for North Korea, South Korea and the entire world,” Mr Trump said.

Asked whether the three Americans held in North Korea would be freed, Mr Trump told reporters: “We’ll all soon be finding out. We’ll soon be finding out. It would be a great thing if they are.”

Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping meet in China

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Video:Kim Jong Un goes to China

Mr Trump broke the news while announcing his plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.

Mr Pompeo made a secret visit to Pyongyang when he was the head of the CIA.

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