Who are the key players from the US and North Korea in the Trump-Kim summit?
The stars of Tuesday’s highly-anticipated summit are undoubtedly President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But behind the scenes, U.S. and North Korean officials have raced to prepare for success in Singapore.
Here is a look at the key players on both sides:
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State
He visited North Korea over the Easter weekend while still in his role as CIA director, meeting with Kim Jong Un to begin planning the summit. Then, last month, he returned to the country for another meeting with Kim as Trump’s new secretary of state. Pompeo also met with Kim’s senior adviser Kim Yong Chol in New York and Washington, D.C.
John Kelly, chief of staff
He greeted Kim Yong Chol during his visit to the White House last month and was one of four Americans in the meeting. (The others were Trump, Pompeo, and a translator.)
John Bolton, National Security Adviser
Widely-known as a hawk on North Korea, his comments comparing negotiations with to the…
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