Diplomatic Duels: What Now for the Trump-Kim Summit?

Trump: Plan for June summit with North Korea 'hasn't changed'

Trump: Plan for June summit with North Korea 'hasn't changed'

"We are still waiting to see how they come out, but depending on their outcome, the president could join [Trump and Kim] in Singapore", the official told news outlet Yonhap. Those meetings are expected to continue into Tuesday.

This weekend President Trump seemed to reverse himself, saying plans for the summit were still moving forward.

During the Oval Office meeting that including the media, Trump said: "I think there's a lot of goodwill".

Trump tweeted on Sunday that US officials had "arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself". Last week, gold formed a potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom after President Trump announced the cancellation of his June 12 meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong-un.

The U.S. has made a decision to hold off on implementing major new sanctions on North Korea while attempts to revive the summit are underway, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

"Sending such an experienced and professional team signals that the Trump administration is getting serious about the specifics of an agreement", said former United States deputy assistant secretary of defence for East Asia, Abraham Denmark.

Moon and Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting on Saturday at the border village of Panmunjom, during which they agreed that a North Korea-US summit must be held.

Choe previously served as a deputy director of the Foreign Ministry's North American Affairs Bureau and was an aide and interpreter in the now defunct six-party talks to denuclearize North Korea.

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Moon has insisted Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. And, on Sunday, the president said an American delegation was meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the meeting.

The second meeting between Kim and Moon in as many months reflects urgency among both men to maintain momentum for diplomacy.

"I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day".

According to NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, Abe - who was meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation over the weekend - conveyed both Japan's and Russia's support for the summit meeting to go forward.

A White House statement said that in their call, Trump and Abe "affirmed the shared imperative of achieving the complete and permanent dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missile programs". A similar, painstaking process yielded the Iran nuclear deal which Trump derided and withdrew from last month.

Pentagon official Randall Schriver was also part of the United States team, the U.S. official said. "It's good that the two will meet, and my hope is that would set the stage for more realistic, more direct, specific conversations later on".

In addition to those talks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said a "pre-advance team" left for Singapore - where the summit has been expected to take place - on Sunday morning to work on logistics. He then suggested a day later that the meeting was still possibly in the cards.

General Kim Yong Chol landed at Beijing airport on Tuesday and will journey on to NY the following day after talks with Chinese officials, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, which cited diplomatic sources.

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