US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo arrives at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Korea Times: CIA Chief in Seoul to discuss N. Korea crisis
Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is on an unannounced visit to South Korea for discussions on North Korea, government sources said Monday.
He is the highest-ranking American official to travel to Seoul since Vice President Mike Pence's trip last month.
Pompeo arrived here on Saturday and had a series of meetings with Lee Byung-ho, head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and officials at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, according to the sources.
He also had a dinner meeting on Sunday joined by Marc Knapper, the acting U.S. ambassador to South Korea, and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK).
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Update #1: CIA chief in S.Korea for 'internal meeting': US embassy -- AFP
Update #2: CIA director in S. Korea for consultations on N. Korea: report -- Korea Herald
WNU Editor: He is not there for the kimchi.