Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'

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South Korea's president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit with President Donald Trump and to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Unlike last month's summit, which was held in front of live TV cameras, Saturday's meeting took place in utmost secrecy, with reporters only told later that the face-to-face had taken place.

"We're doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea", Mr. Trump said at the White House.

"Chairman Kim and I have agreed that the June 12 summit should be held successfully, and that our quest for the Korean peninsula's denuclearization and a perpetual peace regime should not be halted", Moon said.

"I stressed that the two leaders need to settle misunderstandings through direct communication and have sufficient communication through working-level talks on the agenda to be agreed on at the summit", Moon said, adding that Kim agreed.

"However, during the U.S".

Putin is incorrect about the North Koreans keeping their promises. Kim may see the sit-down with Trump as necessary to easing pressure from crushing sanctions and to winning security assurances in a region surrounded by enemies.

Coming after a surprise meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the move was the latest sign that the on-again, off-again Trump-Kim summit may yet go ahead as planned.

"The thing he was uncertain about was not denuclearisation but concerns on whether he could trust that the United States would end its hostile policy and guarantee the security of his regime when the North denuclearises itself".

Mr Trump's decision to pull the summit is understood to have followed comments from North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui, who referred to Mike Pence as a "political dummy". They very much want to do it.

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During Saturday's inter-Korean summit, the Korean leaders agreed to "positively cooperate with each other as ever to improve (North Korea)-US relations and establish (a) mechanism for permanent and durable peace".

They agreed to have their top officials meet again June 1.

Their talks at the Panmunjom border village, which South Korean officials said lasted two hours, came after their April 27 meeting, the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade that was also held at the same venue.

Trump signalled that preparations for the summit with Mr. Kim were going ahead.

"Unlike what the Failing and Corrupt New York Times would like people to believe, there is ZERO disagreement within the Trump Administration as to how to deal with North Korea.and if there was, it wouldn't matter". The North hasn't openly repeated those same demands after Kim's sudden outreach to Seoul and Washington. Moon said Sunday that the North's disarmament could be still hard even if Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul don't differ over what "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula means.

Following an unusually provocative 2017 in which his engineers tested a purported thermonuclear warhead and three long-range missiles theoretically capable of striking mainland USA cities, Kim has engaged in a flurry of diplomatic activity in recent months.

Moon said Kim reached out to him to arrange the hasty meeting "without any formality".

During that process, the North Korean official relayed Kim Jong-un's desire for the leaders of the two Koreas to hold an informal and candid meeting.

But the latest Kim-Moon summit appeared to show that relations were now back on track.

Image: Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embraced at the surprise summit.

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