North Korea state media release photos of Kim at potato farm after Pompeo visit

North Korea state media release photos of Kim at potato farm after Pompeo visit

North Korean state media released a series of photos of Kim Jong Un visiting a potato farm, suggesting he may have opted to visit the farm instead of meeting with Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Air Force outlines plan for biggest force since end of Cold War | Trump admin slashes refugee cap | Mattis accuses Russia of meddling in Macedonia's NATO bid Hillicon Valley: Elon Musk sued by diver from Thai cave rescue | Researchers find new malware family | FEMA delays new presidential alert test Trump administration to cut refugee admissions to 30K for 2019 MORE.

KCNA, the official North Korean news agency, put out several detailed reports about Kim’s trip, according to multiple reports.

While the agency usually reports on Kim’s activities, several outlets, including CBS News, reported that the photos of the visit to the Junghung potato farm were far more in-depth than usual.

KCNA did not note when exactly the trip took place.


The photos come after several tense exchanges between North Korea and Pompeo following his visit, which was meant to shore up details of the agreement signed by Kim and President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE at the close of their summit last month.

Pompeo met with several North Korean officials, but not with Kim.

North Korea said after the follow-up talks that the meetings with Pompeo were “regrettable,” and accused the U.S. of using “gangster-like” tactics to push denuclearization.

Pompeo pushed back on the accusations, saying, “If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster” and saying that progress was made during the talks.

Trump tweeted Monday that he was confident that Kim would honor the agreement, which committed the U.S. to unspecified security guarantees for the country in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.