Americans imprisoned in North Korea on their way home

Three American citizens imprisoned by North Korea are on their way home with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump wrote Wednesday.

“I am pleased to inform you that 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. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account The president added: “Secretary Pompeo and his “guests” will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”

Pompeo visited North Korea this week as part of the preparations for a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that President Trump “appreciates leader Kim Jong Un’s action to release these American citizens, and views this as a positive gesture of goodwill. The three Americans appear to be in good condition and were all able to walk on the plane without assistance. All Americans look forward to welcoming them home and to seeing them reunited with their loved ones.”

The three prisoners, Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Kim Sang Duk, were all held for over a year. Kim Dong Chul, a businessman from South Korea, had been held for over 900 days.

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