Mike Pompeo plans to give Kim Jong-un a copy of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ CD as he visits North Korea for crucial talks on the nuclear crisis

By George Martin For Mailonline

08:02 EDT 06 Jul 2018, updated 08:07 EDT 06 Jul 2018

Mike Pompeo plans to give Kim Jong-un a copy of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ CD as he visits North Korea for crucial talks on the…

• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been packed off with a CD of ‘Rocket Man’ 

• The politician will give Kim the CD and a note from President Trump on Friday

• He flew into Pyongyang for talks on denuclearisation after the Singapore summit

• Pompeo said he hopes to ‘fill in’ details on how to dismantle North’s nuclear sites

• He was welcomed by ex spy Kim Yong Chol who is Kim Jong Un’s right hand man 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to hand Kim Jong-un a copy of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ CD as he flies into into Pyongyang for talks with the North Korean dictator.

Pompeo is visiting North Korea as part of a follow-up meeting scheduled in the wake of the successful Singapore summit last month.

According to sources, the Secretary of State will present Kim with the CD along with a letter from Trump, who has frequently refered to the despot as a ‘little rocket man’ in speeches.

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo said that Trump had even raised the subject of the epithet in their meeting in Singapore.

Kim reportedly told Trump he had never heard the song – which prompted the President to pack Pompeo off with a CD for the North Korean leader.

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<img id=”i-e7b96d87e38994a4″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/06/12/4DF92B8B00000578-5925297-image-a-45_1530877590060.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”41Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ was reportedly referenced in the Singapore summit between Kim and Trump”/>

Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ was reportedly referenced in the Singapore summit between Kim and Trump

Mike Pompeo flew into Pyongyang on Friday for follow-up denuclearisation talks after the Singapore Summit”/>

Mike Pompeo flew into Pyongyang on Friday for follow-up denuclearisation talks after the Singapore Summit

Pompeo said he hopes to ‘fill in’ details on how to dismantle the North’s nuclear programme and continue the momentum generated by the Trump-Kim summit.

When the Secretary of State landed in Pyongyang he was welcomed by Kim Yong Chol – a former North Korean spy chief who is now Kim Jong Un’s top negotiator.

Pompeo’s talks with Kim were expected to last a ‘couple of hours’ and it’s unlikely he’ll meet Kim Jong Un.

He will spend the night in the North Korean capital, marking his first overnight stay in the country.

In a tweet, Pompeo revealed that he spoke with Mr Trump, who offered a positive omen for the talks.

‘Next stop: Pyongyang. I look forward to continuing my meetings with North Korean leaders. There’s much hard work ahead but peace is worth the effort,’ Pompeo tweeted.

“Pompeo posted a tweet on Fridat morning showing him getting into a plane bound for North Korea”/>

Pompeo posted a tweet on Fridat morning showing him getting into a plane bound for North Korea

Trump has frequently referred to Kim as a ‘little rocket man’ during speeches at the height of the North Korean nuclear crisis last year”/>

Trump has frequently referred to Kim as a ‘little rocket man’ during speeches at the height of the North Korean nuclear crisis last year

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