Ri Yong-ho

The Associated Press

Pompeo Will Visit North Korea to Set Up Second Trump-Kim Summit

The State Department announced on Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit North Korea in October to meet with senior officials and set up a second summit meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump.

Russia retaliates with diplomat expulsions, consulate closure

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media reported on Wednesday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will “soon” visit Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. The Russian Foreign Ministry subsequently announced that Lavrov would make the trip on Thursday, following up on an invitation Ri issued in early April.