The Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo is in South Korea on an unofficial visit. About it reports South Korean Agency Yonhap, citing a source in the government. According to the Agency, Pompeo arrived in the country on Saturday, April 29, the visit will last until Tuesday, may 2.
It is reported that Pompeo has already held meetings with senior officials in the government. The main topic of discussion was the nuclear missile programme of the DPRK. In particular, the head of the CIA and the Korean management assessed the probability of new “provocations” from Pyongyang, the Agency reports. The meetings were allegedly attended by head of National intelligence of the country
According to the Agency, 30 APR Pompeo also attended the dinner hosted by chargé d’affaires mark Napper and the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea Vincent Brooks.
The Agency was unable to ascertain, with whom exactly from the South Korean side has met or plans to meet Pompeo.
The representative of the U.S. Embassy in South Korea on condition of anonymity, confirmed the visit by Pompeo in the country, reports AP. The duration of stay of the head of the CIA, the Agency reported, noting that Pompeo and his wife do on Monday is located in Seoul.
South Korean military on Saturday, April 29, announced the next launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK. According to Seoul, he was unsuccessful. On the eve of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, speaking at the UN Security Council, said that Washington does not exclude the possibility of military intervention in the situation on the Korean Peninsula. He stressed that the threat of a nuclear strike on South Korea and Japan “is real”, and called in this regard, members of the security Council to increase pressure on North Korea. The President of the United States Donald trump during a television interview also did not deny the possibility of military intervention in the situation on the Peninsula.
Previously, Seoul was visited by Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary Rex Tillerson. The last in the course of the visit stated that the policy of “strategic tolerance” against Pyongyang over.