North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump

Kim Yong Chol touched down in New York City on Wednesday afternoon

USA officials working to plan President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump tells Trudeau on NAFTA: US will agree to fair deal or "no deal at all" Dem senator suggests Trump "sending a message to witnesses" with pardons Kim Jong Un hasn't changed his stance on denuclearization: report MORE's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore have reportedly run into a logistical problem - who will pay for Kim's hotel?

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

Duyeon Kim, a fellow at the Korean Peninsula said: "There are legitimate mechanisms built in for exemptions depending on the circumstance, but this could run into public and political criticism and send the wrong message to North Korea".

Until Kim agrees to denuclearization, Trump added, the USA sanctions on North Korea will remain as they are now.

The video was taken at around the time of North Korea initiating talks with China, South Korea and the regards to United Nations led sanctions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "Why would I do that when we're talking so nicely", he said. The president said his June 12 meeting will be "a beginning".

"We will push forward to test the proposition that we can achieve that outcome", he said.

Trump said that, after Friday's talks, the parties are "totally over that and now we're going to deal and we're going to really start a process". Other analysts believe the video is purely for domestic use as a motivational tool for officials to work harder to improve the wellbeing of the North Korean people.

"Our secretary of state is having very good meetings", Mr. Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before departing on a trip to Texas.

Trump told reporters he hadn't read the letter yet and added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks". The announcement puts back on track a high-risk summit that could be a legacy-defining moment for the American leader, who has matched his unconventional deal-making style with the mercurial Kim government. He is the most senior North Korean to visit in 18 years, a symbolic sign of easing tensions after fears of war escalated amid North Korean nuclear and missile tests last year.

He confirmed that he and Kim did not discuss human rights. But there are lingering doubts on whether he will ever fully relinquish his nuclear arsenal, which he may see as his only guarantee of survival in a region surrounded by enemies. By the next day, he was signaling the event could be back on after a conciliatory response from North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (not pictured) during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), on May 27.

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.

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



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