This is your song: Trump 'sends Rocket Man' to Kim

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The CD refers to the moniker Trump gave Kim previous year when tensions between the two world leaders had reached a boiling point. He also wrote a message and signed it.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un a gift from President Donald Trump - a CD with Elton John's song, "Rocket Man", according South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper. Apparently, Kim admitted to having never heard the song before, which is likely what prompted Trump to make the gesture.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on Friday to press the government on its promises, after reports that North Korea had not only continued but stepped up its nuclear production following June's summit.

But Reuters reports that the CVID language appears to have disappeared from the State Department lexicon, which in statements this week has instead referred to "the final, fully verified denuclearization of (North Korea) as agreed to by Chairman Kim".

Allegedly, the CD was one two gifts sent with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on his two-day visit.

"On this trip I'm seeking to fill in some details on those commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world".

Pompeo said he hopes to "fill in" details on dismantling the nuclear program and recovering the remains of US soldiers missing from the Korean War.

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According to reports in South Korean media, Mr Pompeo was carrying an Elton John CD, more specifically a copy of John's "Rocket Man".

In addition, Switzerland has for decades played a small but highly symbolic role in ensuring the continuation of the ceasefire between North Korea and South Korea.

"The more we meet, the deeper our friendship will be, I hope", he said.

Secretary Pompeo will depart Pyongyang Saturday morning for Tokyo, where he is expected to meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to discuss the outcomes of his talks in North Korea.

Pompeo will stay in the Paekhwawon, or 100 Flowers Garden, a prestigious guesthouse where former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun stayed during his summit with Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, in 2007. He said the Trump administration can not give in to demands from Russian Federation and China to loosen sanctions before denuclearization is achieved.

News reports over the weekend cited USA intelligence sources as questioning the North's commitment to abandoning its nuclear arsenal.

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