Trump says June 12 summit with Kim back on

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim back on

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim back on

The meeting at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom follows a meeting in NY between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol where they discussed a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump said he expects the North Korean delegation to travel to Washington on Friday to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un, according to a pool report.

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday (June 2), US Defence Secretary James Mattis said "any discussion about the number of US troops in the Republic of Korea is subject to the Republic of Korea's invitation to have them there, and the discussions between the United States and the Republic of Korea, separate and distinct from the negotiations that are going on with DPRK (North Korea)". "The goal has been to get to a point where North Korea, at a minimum, would allow in weapons inspectors to actually see what kind of arsenal they actually have".

Pompeo also was scheduled to meet with Trump to brief him on the state of the talks.

Pyongyang's envoy joined Pompeo at the apartment of a United States diplomat on Manhattan's East side for talks over an evening meal that lasted about an hour and a half. "Now we're going to deal, and we're going to really start a process", he said.

South Korea's presidential office is welcoming President Donald Trump's decision to revive his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "We call on all involved sides to fully appreciate their responsibility for not allowing this very important but still fragile process to break down", he said, adding that Russian Federation was ready to contribute to ongoing diplomatic efforts.

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"Between now and if we're going to have a summit, they're going to have to make clear what they're willing to do".

"This was a letter presentation that ended up being a two-hour meeting", Trump said later, emerging from the Oval Office in visibly good spirits for a 15-minute give-and-take with reporters.

Trump said one possible outcome of the summit might be an end to the Korean War.

Kim is expected to president a letter from Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), the North Korean dictator, to Trump.

The president has not denied speaking to the North Korean leader, and tantalized reporters with suggestions that he has done so. General Kim Yong-Chol landed in the U.S. the mid-afternoon of Wednesday on board an Air China flight from the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Other U.S. and North Korean teams also have been meeting in various locations, including Singapore.

South Korean conservatives advocate a tough approach toward North Korea through sanctions and pressure.

Shortly after 1 p.m., a black sport utility vehicle entered the White House grounds and pulled up to the South Portico, where Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief who is leading the North Korea side in pre-summit talks, stepped out.

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