But it looks like all the naysayers will be quieted as the leaders of the two nations prepare to meet in the near future.
US officials have stated that in Washington this week, elevated plans will be hashed out to finalise a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.
Leaders to formalise summit plans
On Friday, in a Washington hotel, Pompeo is set to meet with former North Korean Spy Chief Kim Yong-chol.
What will likely follow will be a visit by Yong-chol to the White House, where he just may meet with Trump, this was reported by two officials who wish to remain anonymous according to AP.
The US nor North Korea have announced any meetings yet, but Yong-chol did arrive in Beijing early on Thursday, and was booked on a flight for the US, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
From a VIP area at the airport, a Chinese car with a sign reading ‘state guest’ and a motorcade that comprised the North Korean ambassador’s car.
The US President has exchanged a number of letters with his North Korean counterpart and he has spoken multiple times in regards to holding a second summit with Jong-un.
While in their first summit in Singapore in June last year, the two leaders signed documents relating to the denuclearisation of North Korea, however, as of yet there hasn’t been much progress made.
AP reports that since the summit, many private analysts have published reports describing the continued developments of North Korea’s nuclear and missile technology.
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