Trump to Revives Summit with North Korean Leader

Trump to Revives Summit with North Korean Leader

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will meet with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled after recent twists and turns.

A surprise summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in put the meeting back on for Friday.

Kim Yong-chol, vice-chairman of North Korea's ruling party executive and a veteran regime insider met with the U.S. President at the White House on Friday to deliver the letter. Trump told reporters it was a "very nice letter. a very interesting letter".

The ongoing negotiations give USA officials the opportunity to rebalance any future summit agenda to include not only the security threat that North Korea poses to the United States and our allies in Southeast Asia, but also the regime's human rights record. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign ratcheting up sanctions and pressure to push North Korea to the negotiating table resonates with them. He said the relationship between the US and North Korea "is as good as it's been in a long time".

Trump said he did not discuss human rights Friday with Kim Yon Chol, but said he "probably will, and in great detail" during his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Pyongyang's envoy joined Pompeo at the apartment of a USA diplomat on Manhattan's East side for talks over an evening meal that lasted about an hour and a half. "And that in the coming weeks and months, we will have the opportunity to test whether or not this is the case", he said.

"I look forward to the day I can take the sanctions off North Korea", Trump said. "And I told them today, 'Take your time, we can go fast, we can go slowly, ' but I think they'd like to see something happen", he said.

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He adds, "We have seen history repeat, where North Korea would declare to denuclearize, thereby portraying itself as conciliatory and forthcoming, only to turn around to void all worldwide efforts towards peace".

One other issue that could be resolved ahead of the June 12 summit: Whether or not Trump has already spoken to Kim by phone.

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (l) shakes hands with Ri Son-gwon from North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country.

"We're meeting with the chairman on June 12th", said Trump, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, afterward. And he's come to believe the North Koreans really are serious about surrendering their nuclear weapons.

Eighteen years ago, then-President Bill Clinton hosted a top North Korean military official in the Oval Office to receive a letter from Kim Jong Un's father - Kim Jong Il. The CNN reported that even as Trump met with Kim Yong-Chol at the White House, separate teams of US officials were making preparations for the summit in Asia. General Kim Yong-Chol landed in the United States the mid-afternoon of Wednesday on board an Air China flight from the Chinese capital of Beijing.

If the trip comes off - no firm dates have yet been released - he will become the first head of state to meet Kim inside the isolated kingdom.

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