Offbeat Trump says he will meet with North Korea's Kim on June 12 in Singapore

18:27  10 may  2018
18:27  10 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Trump officials prepare for Singapore summit with North Korea

  Trump officials prepare for Singapore summit with North Korea Administration officials have been instructed to move forward with plans to convene a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, according to two people familiar with the plans. The decision is ultimately up to Trump, who said on Wednesday he would announce the time and location in three days. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump ruled out the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean border as a potential location for the talks with Kim. Singapore and the DMZ are the only two places Trump has floated in public as potential venues for the meeting.

"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12 th," Trump tweeted. While teasing the announcement in recent days, Trump has said he would continue urging China and other nations to cut off economic aid to North Korea until it agrees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with "The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12 th. 11. Kim Jong Un hand selected North Korea ' s first all-female music group -- Moranbong Band.

A TV screen in Seoul, South Korea, shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 2. © Ahn Young-joon A TV screen in Seoul, South Korea, shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 2. WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore for a first ever summit between the leaders of the two countries.

“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Trump said on Twitter.

The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program, which has deepened long-seated tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un set for June 12 in Singapore, president says

  Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un set for June 12 in Singapore, president says President Trump tweeted Thursday that his "highly anticipated meeting" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore on June 12. "The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" Trump tweeted. Fox News had reported Wednesday that Singapore likely would be the location for the planned historic meeting. It would be the first-ever summit between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore , the US president announced Thursday on Twitter.

Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 in historic US- North Korea summit. Ahn Young-joon/AP. Donald Trump announced the time and place for his meeting with Kim Jong Un. He said Thursday that the meeting will take place in Singapore on June 12 .

Trump’s announcement came just hours after three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea arrived at a U.S. military base outside Washington, having been released by Kim.

Trump said on their arrival that he believed Kim wanted to bring North Korea “into the real world” and had high hopes for their planned meeting, which would be the first between a serving U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

“I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful,” Trump said. “My proudest achievement will be — this is part of it — when we denuclearize that entire peninsula.”

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South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face .
<p>South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks.</p>Moon and Trump spoke over the phone for about 20 minutes, and exchanged their views on North Korea's recent reactions, South Korea's presidential office said without elaborating.

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