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Korea summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy

Kim Yong Chol touched down in New York City on Wednesday afternoon Kim Yong Chol touched down in New York City on Wednesday afternoon
Andrew Cummings | 02 June, 2018, 10:50

Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to meet on June 12 to discuss denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Trump announced the summit after meeting for over an hour in the Oval Office with top North Korea official Kim Yong Chol, who delivered a personal letter from Kim Jong Un.

He says, "The process will begin on June 12 in Singapore".

"The delivery of a letter from Chairman Kim Jong Un to President Trump has apparently broadened and consolidated the road to the North Korea-US summit", said Kim Eui-gyeom, spokesman for South Korea's presidential Blue House.

Nevertheless, the U.S. president had warm words for Pyongyang, saying the long discussions had touched on North Korea's denuclearization and economic development.

The video was taken at around the time of North Korea initiating talks with China, South Korea and the U.S.in regards to United Nations led sanctions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

"The relationships are building and that's very positive", he said.

The summit, set to take place June 12 in Singapore, would be the first-ever direct talks between a sitting USA president and North Korean ruler.

"We talked about a lot, and we talked about sanctions", Trump said after the meeting.

Any payment for North Korean's accommodations would run afoul of Treasury Department sanctions, said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former Treasury official. "Can you believe we're talking the ending of the Korean War?" He also said it was likely that more than one meeting would be necessary.

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The North Korean envoy hand-delivered a letter to Trump from the North Korean leader, after a day of talks in NY with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump told reporters after the end of the meeting that he had not yet read the letter.

Kim Yong Chol left his hotel in New York City early Friday for the trip to Washington in a convoy of SUVs.

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol shakes hands with President Donald Trump as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on, after a meeting at the White House, on June 1. By the next day, he was signaling the event could be back on after a conciliatory response from North Korea.

Pence echoed national security adviser John Bolton, who compared Washington's approach to North Korea to the US strategy toward Libya, which forfeited its weapons of mass destruction program in 2003, only to be rocked by a 2011 rebellion backed by the USA -led NATO Western military alliance.

North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a source of tension for decades, has made advances in missile technology in recent years but Trump has sworn not to allow it to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the United States.

Yet he also said a news conference that hard work remains including hurdles that may appear to be insurmountable as negotiations progress on the USA demand for North Korea's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

Trump had called off the summit late last month, citing North Korea's "tremendous anger and open hostility". Despite Kim's apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump, there are many doubts that he would fully relinquish his nuclear arsenal, which he may see as his guarantee of survival.

Kim Yong Chul, who till now was under USA sanctions, is likely to stay in the country till tomorrow.

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