Trump announces that 3 Americans have been freed from North Korea

- Mei 09, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has secured the release of three Americans held as prisoners in North Korea and is flying home with them, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

"I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting," the president wrote. "They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set."

The president added in a second post that he would personally meet Pompeo and the three released prisoners upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, scheduled for 2 a.m. Thursday.

The release of the three men comes amid larger negotiations over a planned meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. That their release could be imminent was first reported last week, when Reuters and other media outlets wrote that the three had been moved from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang.


 

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