Kim Meeting Revived for June 12 in Singapore

Donald Trump waits on Kim Jong-un letter, talks up possible meeting

After the meeting, Mr Trump said Mr Kim was committed to denuclearisation, and that the letter from Mr Kim was "a very nice letter, a very interesting letter".

Pompeo met with Kim Yong Chol, one of the North Korean leader's closest aides. The ultimate goal is to convince North Korea to denuclearize.

However, he said that "if the diplomats can do their work, if we can reduce the threat, if we can restore confidence-building measures with something verifiable, then, of course, these kinds of issues can come up subsequently between (South Korea and the US)".

The breakthrough announced after a almost 2-hour meeting at the White House between Trump and Kim Yong-Chol, one of North Korea's most senior officials, the highest-level talks between the 2 countries in 18 years.

"I think it's probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process", he told reporters. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a bit more polished in his statement Thursday after his meeting with Kim Yong Chol.

While the reporters said yes to the question they also discovered for the umpteenth time how much Trump lies.

After the meeting, the North Korean delegates chatted with Trump on the White House lawn.

A North Korean delegation visited the White House on Friday to hand deliver a letter to President Trump.

Trump has been trying to bring together the two countries for some months, in a bid to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

He tweeted from New York: "Good progress today during our meetings" with Kim and his team. General Kim Yong-Chol landed in the USA the mid-afternoon of Wednesday on board an Air China flight from the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Abe, speaking at a gathering organized by his Liberal Democratic Party's local chapter, also stressed that Japan will not change its stance of keeping pressure on North Korea in collaboration with the worldwide community.

Trump views a summit as a legacy-defining opportunity to make a nuclear deal, but he has left the world guessing since canceling the meeting last week in an open letter to Kim that complained of the North's "tremendous anger and open hostility".

Gen Kim has previously served as chief of Pyongyang's top military intelligence agency, and was sanctioned twice by United States and South Korea for his role in supporting North Korea's nuclear and missile programme in 2010 and 2016.

According to the BBC report, no date for the visit was mentioned by the North Korea's KCNA news agency.

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