Trump says US detainees in North Korea have been freed

President Trump said on Wednesday three Americans imprisoned in North Korea have been freed and are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a major diplomatic breakthrough with a longtime U.S. adversary.

Trump took to Twitter to make the announcement, which has been expected for the last week.

“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,” the president wrote.

Trump said he would greet Pompeo and the three Americans at Joint Base Andrews at 2 a.m. Thursday morning.