North Korea Releases American Prisoners

Wednesday morning Trump announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo successfully negotiated the release of three American citizens from North Korea imprisonment.

“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,” Trump tweeted. “They seem to be in good health.”

According to Breitbart: Kim Dong-chul of Virginia was detained in 2015, sentenced to ten years in prison on charges of espionage and subversion. Accounting Professor Tony Kim and Pyongyang University Professor Kim Hak-song were both detained in 2017.

The president also announced that he would personally greet the freed detainees at the Andrews Air Force Base.

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“Secretary Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning,” he wrote. “I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”

He also celebrated Pompeo’s successful meeting with Kim, stating he was looking forward to the upcoming summit with Kim Jong-un. “Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un,” he wrote. “Date & Place set.”

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