South Korean, US officials plot path to Trump-Kim nuclear summit

Former North Korean prisoners are reunited with family in the US

US President Donald Trump thanked Singapore's leader Friday for hosting his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the city-state, the White House said.

Trump said Thursday he plans to meet Kim on June 12 in Singapore in what will be the first ever summit between a sitting United States president and a North Korean leader.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the three Americans detained by Pyongyang had been released and were on their way home with Pompeo.

"Tony Kim, a US citizen in his late 50s briefly taught accounting at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, or PUST, the only privately run university in the country - funded largely by evangelical Christians in the United States and China, USA Today reports".

Even if the two countries resume dialogue, North Korea may not provide Japan with accurate information on the fate of any abductees.

Speaking to reporters, Pompeo said the U.S. would be "prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends".

It is a matter of fierce debate among diplomats and Korea experts whether Kim would get rid of his arsenal, which has always been central to his nation's sense of identity and security. Pompeo's offer of economic aid probably is aimed at addressing that point.

In spite of an easing of tensions and a return to dialogue in recent months, North Korea has given no indication that it is willing to go beyond statements of broad support the for concept of denuclearization and unilaterally abandon a nuclear weapons program its ruling family has seen as crucial to its survival.

Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, was the nonproliferation adviser to the US delegation to the 2005 rounds of the Six-Party Talks and spent more than 17 years in the USA government.

"What Kim Jong Un has said publicly and in discussions is that he is prepared to negotiate to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", he said.

"We had good conversations, conversations that involve deep complex problems, challenges, strategic decisions that chairman Kim has before him", Pompeo said.

North Korea was caught red-handed cheating multiple times on all three nuclear noes, but still received security assurances from the United States in 2005, when both sides pledged "to respect each other's sovereignty, exist peacefully together" and normalize relations. "Inspectors quantify and log North Korea's capabilities". Except this president should mean it, and back up his words with deeds.

As leaders from the Group of Seven industrialised nations are expected to gather in Canada on June 8 and 9, Abe hopes to hold talks with Trump on the fringes of the summit and coordinate efforts toward resolving issues related to Pyongyang, the sources said.

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