Photos: Mike Pompeo Meets Kim Jong Un

Newly-confirmed secretary of state shakes hands with North Korean leader

Image Credits: twitter, WhiteHouse.

Photos released Thursday by the White House show newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaking hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

The meeting took place over the Easter weekend and is a precursor to an upcoming summit between Kim, South Korean leaders and US President Donald Trump.

“Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed. He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead to efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula,” a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated.