Korea summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy

Korea summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy

The historic meeting between Mr Trump and Kim would be the first between sitting USA and North Korean leaders.

"We talked about it".

Kim has invested heavily in North Korea's nuclear weapons development program while starving the country financially and demanding luxury accommodations from foreign nations, including South Korea which covered $2.6 million in travel expenses for him during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

The current rapprochement on the peninsula was triggered by the games, to which the North sent athletes, cheerleaders, and his sister as an envoy.

"I'd like to see it done in one meeting", Trump told Reuters.

A top aide to Kim Jong-un has delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to Donald Trump in the White House ahead of a planned summit between the two men in Singapore later this month.

"We'll see what happens", Trump said on Thursday.

President Donald Trump is expected to receive a letter from Kim Jong Un on Friday as the world anticipates a historic meeting between the two leaders, but an early read of the letter suggests North Korea will stay firm in its recent demeanor.

President Trump's remarks follow months of pressure from China and South Korea on Washington to invest in the economic reconstruction of North Korea, ravaged by almost a century of oppressive communist rule.

'I think it'll be a process.

The comments in Singapore came as Trump confirmed the June 12 talks were officially back on after initially cancelling the summit and days of ambiguity on whether it would be reinstated. "I think it's going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that's a very positive thing".

Pompeo also appeared to lower expectations of what might come out of a summit, after a NY meeting with Kim.

USA officials said that at the White House, Kim Yong Chol would deliver a letter that may not clear up all the questions about the agenda but may bring the planned Singapore meeting a step closer. Vox looks at four possible scenarios, ranging from "small deal and more talks" to the North agreeing to de-nuclearize.

The two Koreas also agreed to discuss humanitarian issues, including the "reunion of separated families and relatives" on June 22 at the North's Mount Geumgang resort.

A round of general-level military talks will be held on June 14 and a Red Cross meeting to plan a reunion for war-separated families is scheduled for June 22.

Trump first accepted Kim's offer for a summit in March, without much consultation.

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