The former NBA player didn't take full credit for this, but still feels his efforts at basketball diplomacy with North Korea played a significant role in the recent warming of relations.
There are some 28,000 US soldiers stationed in South Korea.
In 2017, Trump was criticized for visiting Asia and South Korea while skipping a trip to the DMZ.
In his conversation with Moon, Kim denied that he would be merely clearing out damaged goods, saying that the site also has two new tunnels that are larger than previous testing facilities, Yoon said.
A USA foreign service officer, who did not want to be named, told VOA he hopes Pompeo's experiences in Congress, the US military, and the intelligence community "highlight that the United States faces real adversaries overseas, and that the [State] Department's career employees are resources - not the enemy".
Jean Lee, an expert on North Korea at the Wilson Center, said that the list of possible locations for such an important and historic meeting is quite short. "If its not a success, I will respectfully leave", he said.
"They are staying in a hotel on the outskirts of Pyongyang", said Choi Sung-ryong, a South Korean activist with contacts in the North.
South Korea said on Wednesday that US troops should stay in the country, even if a peace treaty is signed with North Korea.
He also said he would be willing to give up his nuclear programs if the United States commits to a formal end to the Korean War and pledges not to attack the North, according to South Korea's presidential office. I'm just one person. On the days I turned the set off early, a guard immediately came in and ordered me to turn it back on. Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, married several women who had been actresses and singers. Seoul has used them in the past to expose enemy soldiers to media that's not approved or directly controlled by the central government in Pyongyang - a luxury the vast majority of North Koreans are not afforded. Kim Hak-song reportedly described himself as a Christian missionary, likely alarming North Korean authorities, though police did not provide a reason for his detention, either.
A third person, Kim Dong Chul, a Korean-American missionary, was arrested in October 2015 and sentenced in March 2016 to 10 years of hard labor for subversion. In an interview in Pyongyang, the 62-year-old admitted to spying for "conservative elements" in the South and was "tasked with taking photos of military secrets and "scandalous" scenes".
The U.S. and the North are believed to be in talks over the potential release of the three.
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