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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Three American detainees to return to US from North Korea – Trump

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is scheduled to return from North Korea with the trio, who are said to be in ‘good health’.

The US president hailed the move as 'very exciting' (AP)
The US president hailed the move as 'very exciting' (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

US president Donald Trump has said secretary of state Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three American detainees.

Mr Trump said the three “seem to be in good health”.

The US president tweeted: “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.”

Mr Trump added that Mr Pompeo had a “good meeting” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The American leader is planning a historic summit with Mr Kim.

In another Tweet, Mr Trump said Mr Pompeo and the detainees will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2am on Thursday (7am BST).

He said: “I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”

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