Mike Pompeo returning from Nort Korea with detainees

May 10, 2018, 08:06 IST | Agencies

Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the US with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced yesterday

Mike Pompeo (left) with Kim Jong Un last month. Pic/AFP
Mike Pompeo (left) with Kim Jong Un last month. Pic/AFP

Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the US with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced yesterday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime adversary nations.

Trump said on Twitter that Pompeo was "in the air" and was with "the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting." The president, who had been hinting about an imminent release, said he would greet them at Andrews Air Force Base today. The release of the detainees came as Pompeo visited North Korea to finalise plans for a historic summit between Trump and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.

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No. of US detainees returning from North Korea

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