US President Donald Trump has said secretary of state Mike Pompeo did not deliver his gift of an Elton John CD to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his trip this week.
Mr Trump signed a copy of the British singer’s Honky Chateau album, which includes his hit song Rocket Man, for Mr Pompeo to give to Mr Kim on his trip, but Mr Pompeo did not get to meet with Mr Kim.
Previously, Mr Trump had derided Mr Kim as “Little Rocket Man” over his nuclear claims.
Mr Trump told reporters on Tuesday he still has the CD and “it will be given” at another time.
Mr Pompeo’s visit was meant to negotiate the details of Mr Trump’s nuclear agreement with Mr Kim.
North Korea later criticised Mr Pompeo’s “gangster-like” demands in negotiations.