Pompeo arrives in Pyongyang for talks with North Korean officials

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are about to shake hands on their first ever meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met North Korean officials in Pyongyang, hoping to "fill in" details on how to dismantle the North's nuclear programme and recover the remains of US troops missing from the Korean War.

It is Mr Pompeo's first visit to the country since Mr Kim's historic summit with Donald Trump in Singapore.

Now, he'll be able to hear the tune, and maybe return the favor with a mix tape.

North Korea state-run news agency KCNA reported last month that Xi and Kim discussed "strategic and tactical cooperation" between the two countries.

"At a time when we're hearing Pres. Trump say we pretty much secured denuclearization from the North Koreans and they're going to start blowing up test sites, we have major expansion at a location that develops technologically advanced missile parts for their weapons program", says David Schmerler, a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

"It was China, not North Korea, that was the most uncomfortable with the idea of deploying THAAD in South Korea", said Yang Uk, a military expert at the Korea Defense and Security Forum.

Kim has committed to denuclearization as a way to prevent a U.S. attack.

Last month, the 38 North website, which monitors North Korean activity, said commercial satellite imagery of North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station showed no dismantlement activity of its rocket engine test stand.

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A spokesman for South Korea's presidential office would only say South Korea and the United States were working to formulate "constructive measures" on North Korea's denuclearisation.

USA intelligence officials, though, told NBC News that the North Korean government has continued to expand its nuclear weapons activities, increasing production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months.

Prosperity and Peace teams formed with a mixture of North and South Korean women players play at a gym in Pyongyang, North Korea.

In what was considered to be one of the lowest points in US-North Korean relations, Trump referred to Kim as "little rocket man" in speeches and tweets.

In Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry welcomed the upcoming Pompeo visit to North Korea.

"We are delighted the United States and North Korea are strengthening negotiations with close contact, facing each other and showing mutual goodwill", Lu said.

In the flurry of diplomatic activity that followed, it was South Korean diplomats who conveyed Kim Jong Un's desire to meet Trump. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPMA), about 7,700 USA troops are missing from the Korean War, and about 5,300 of that total are believed to have fallen in North Korea. North Korea experts in Washington are unconvinced of the North's sincerity, and USA intelligence reports leaked last week suggest that North Korea is hiding nuclear facilities and suggest it has no real intention of giving up its nuclear arsenal.

But on June 28, Pompeo told the Senate Appropriations Committee, "We have not yet physically received them".

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