Trump said when he hopes to meet with Kim Jong Inom

Posted June 06, 2018

This news came after senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol hand-delivered a letter from Kim Jong Un to the President.

Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, which will mark the first time a sitting United States president will meet face-to-face with a North Korean leader.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, center, escorts North Korean Kim Yong Chol, left, to the White House, June 1, 2018, for a meeting with President Donald Trump.

On Friday, Trump told the press that the "letter was a very nice letter" and offered to share it with them.

North Korea has rejected previous U.S. calls for its unilateral nuclear disarmament and argued instead for a "phased" approach to denuclearization of the entire Korean Peninsula, which in the past has also meant removal of the USA nuclear umbrella protecting South Korea and Japan.

Japan's defense minister has urged the worldwide community to keep sanctions and surveillance on North Korea, saying it has a history of reneging on agreements.

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Summit planners must not lose sight of North Korea's deplorable human rights record.

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. "And we talked about sanctions", he said.

North Korea's flurry of diplomatic activity following a torrid run in nuclear weapons and missile tests in 2017 suggests that Kim is eager for sanctions relief to build his economy and the global legitimacy the summit with Trump would provide. Photos and videos of Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in from their first inter-Korean summit in April telling jokes, hugging and even holding hands as they crossed the line that separates the Koreas went viral and spawned endless memes on social media. I don't say and I've never said it happens in one meeting. "We talked about sanctions", Trump added. I think we're going to have a relationship, and it'll start on June 12.

The small delegations were to hold two two-hour negotiating sessions on plans for a June 12 summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim Jong Un to resolve their nations' nuclear stand-off.

North Korea has faced years of economic sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes since it conducted its first nuclear test in 2006.The Trump administration wants the North to "denuclearize", meaning to get rid of its nuclear arsenal, in return for relief from economic sanctions.

Kim Yong-chol is a close aide of Kim Jong-un and is vice chairman of the ruling Workers Party's central committee.

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

The spokesman said the top office will excitedly, but calmly, look forward to the historic meeting in Singapore.

Pompeo warned at a news conference after talks with Kim Yong Chol in NY on Wednesday and Thursday that the path to better relations would not be easy.

Kim Yong Chol delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to Trump.

The US has stationed troops in South Korea since 1953 when a defence treaty was signed after the Korean War.

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

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