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6 Jul, 2018 10:05

‘No fake news in this van, right?’ N. Korean guide jokingly interrogates US media

‘No fake news in this van, right?’ N. Korean guide jokingly interrogates US media

The Hermit Kingdom is supposed to be shut off from the world – but apparently even Pyongyang has been reading Donald Trump’s tweets. A North Korean guide allegedly grilled US reporters about fake news ahead of Mike Pompeo’s visit.

According to Will Ripley, an international correspondent for CNN, a North Korean guide had a bit of fun with the American media ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang on Friday.

“The pool reporter traveling w/ Secretary Pompeo asked a North Korean guide what Pyongyang expects from the meetings,” Ripley tweeted from Beijing on Thursday. “His reply: ‘We'll have to see, like your President says.’ Then he fired back with a question of his own, asking: ‘In this van, no fake news?’”

Marking his third visit to North Korea, Pompeo said that his aim was to secure Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization.

Pompeo reportedly has a second, slightly more bizarre mission during his visit to North Korea: Delivering an Elton John CD to Kim Jong-un – autographed by Trump.

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