Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore

Kim Yong Chol vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 25 2018

North Korea "inwardly highly appreciated" Trump for agreeing to the summit, and hoped the "Trump formula" would help lead to a deal between the adversaries, First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said in a statement Friday urging the resumption of talks.

Moon and Kim held a surprise summit in the Demilitarised Zone separating their two nations on Saturday in a scramble to save the slated June 12 summit between North Korea and the U.S. in the city-state of Singapore.

Moon reiterated a goal to hold a trilateral summit with both Trump and Kim to officially end the Korean War if their meeting is successful.

"We have inwardly highly appreciated President Trump for having made the bold decision, which any other USA presidents dared not, and made efforts for such a crucial event as the summit", Kim Kye Gwan's statement said.

Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his June 12 meeting with Kim, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang.

"We're doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea", Trump was quoted as saying by Reuters at the White House.

"It's moving along very nicely", Trump told reporters late Saturday when asked for an update.

"We're looking at June 12 in Singapore".

"Should the North Korea-US summit succeed, I would like to see efforts to formally end the (Korean) war through a three-way summit of the South, the North and the US", he said.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as North Korean General Kim Yong Chol looks on during the inter Korean summit in the Peace House building in the truce village of Panmunjom

A White House team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend to prepare for the possible summit, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Echoing the Trump administration, a top spokesman for the Japanese government vowed that Tokyo would maintain pressure on North Korea, which has proved to threaten the island nation directly.

"Chairman Kim requested a meeting without any formality two days ago and I gladly accepted it", Mr. Moon said, noting that the summit was in line with previous agreements for the two leaders to meet more often.

North Korea's state news agency, KCNA, said the Korean leaders had agreed to "high-level" talks between the two countries on June 1.

The prime minister said he plans to hold talks with Trump over the telephone soon after returning to Japan.

Moon was speaking in the wake of the surprise talks he held with the North's leader on Saturday near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas.

The agency said the two leaders had reached a "satisfactory consensus" and expressed "their stand to make joint efforts for the decentralization of the Korean peninsula". "South Korea summit, President Trump clearly emphasized that we may see not only the end of hostile relations but also economic cooperation if North Korea denuclearizes", Moon said.

The main dispute between the USA and North Korea boils down to how fast Kim should give up his weapons, and what he'll get in return.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday for the second time in a month to discuss how to keep Kim's summit with Trump on a track. Hostilities ended with an armistice in 1953, and a permanent peace treaty has never been signed.

Related News:

  • Jury Delivers $26M Verdict in Baby Powder Cancer Case

    Jury Delivers $26M Verdict in Baby Powder Cancer Case

    J&J has assured its products are safe and asbestos-free, citing decades of testing by independent laboratories and scientists. Talc and asbestos can form naturally alongside each other, leading the way for cross-contamination during mining .
    ICC bans smart watches from field, dressing rooms

    ICC bans smart watches from field, dressing rooms

    May 25, GMT 0745 The article was amended to reflect ICC's PMOA regulations. The decision has been taken to avoid any allegations of match-fixing.

    Liverpool to refund Champions League tickets for fans with cancelled flights

    Due to the difficulties in travelling to Kiev and securing accommodation, nearly 2,000 tickets have been returned to UEFA by Madrid.
  • Ford makes F-150 Raptor even more off-road capable

    Ford makes F-150 Raptor even more off-road capable

    The new trail control in the Ford F-150 Raptor improves the pick-up trucks low-speed performance off-road. Ford says the design of the seats is inspired by its highly sought after Ford GT supercar.
    Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'

    Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'

    KCNA said the leaders also agreed to meet frequently. "Looks like it's going along very well", the president told reporters. Kim agreed at a surprise meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-U.S. summit must be held successfully, Mr.
    Champions League final: Klopp speaks on Zidane being

    Champions League final: Klopp speaks on Zidane being "tactically clueless"

    However, Carragher has always known the England midfielder would make it with the Champions League finalists. And having a prominent place in the club's glorious annals is a prospect that excites the captain.
  • Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road

    Officials say almost 50 structures, including dozens of houses, have been destroyed since fissures began opening up in backyards on May 3.
    Trump says still looking at June 12 summit with Kim

    Trump says still looking at June 12 summit with Kim

    Korea summit an opportunity to make substantial progress on North Korea's nuclear, missile and abduction issues. The prime minister said he plans to hold talks with Trump over the telephone soon after returning to Japan.
    Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

    Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

    While Madrid remain the favorites, both managers spoke of their mindset ahead of the match at pregame news conference. Madrid became the first team to win three consecutive European Cups since the mid-1970s.
  • YouTube Music will let users upload their own musc

    YouTube Music will let users upload their own musc

    And yes, that includes devoted Google Play Music customers who've been around from the beginning. For instance, people search "that rap song with flute" and to see Mask Off in the results.
    The plot against Donald Trump

    The plot against Donald Trump

    Democratic leaders in Congress said they heard no evidence in a classified briefing on Thursday to substantiate Trump's claim. The Republican senators did not comment publicly.

    Man United Close In On Their First Signing Of The Summer

    Fred , who has five years left on his contract with Shakhtar, is likely to cost United around £52 million. Manchester United are said to be interested in West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic .

Most liked

Chris Paul Out Game 6 With Right Hamstring Strain
Steve Kerr eschewed the Kevin Durant isos and post-ups that allowed Houston to shrink the floor on defense in previous games. He has totalled 47 points in the last two games - both Houston wins - to allow the Rockets to come back from a 2-1 deficit.

Brazilian government, transport unions reach deal to halt truckers' strikes
Petrobras said in a statement that the accord was "highly positive and an unquestionable gain for the company". The proposed suspension of the diesel taxes has sparked tensions within the government.

Early Irish referendum results show 66% voted to end abortion ban
The Together For Yes organisation said: "This is a vote for dignity and decency". "Today is an historic day for Ireland". Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which they can be performed legally.

Talks on N Korea summit 'going very well'
Moon said he wished to hold a three-way summit with Trump and Kim should their upcoming bilateral summit succeed. He also said that a date of June 12 in Singapore is still being considered for the meeting.

Champions League: Liverpool's Loris Karius takes blame after nightmare final
It is pathetic that almost 1,000 supporters have been left stranded ahead of the biggest football game many of them will remember. At one cafe in Cairo, numerous 500 people who gathered to watch the game on a giant screen left when Salah exited the match.

Toddler, one, dies after father leaves her in hot truck all day
Jenny Barker called her husband and came to the realization that the little girl was still in the pickup truck. The average temperature in Nashville yesterday was 25C with a high of 31C at just before 2pm.

Mnuchin: Trade war with China is ‘on hold’
Mr Mnuchin told Fox News on Sunday that China would buy more U.S. goods "to substantially reduce the trade deficit". Republican Senator Marco Rubio dismissed the reported commitment of China to help increase United States exports.

Subtropical storm Alberto threatens Florida, Gulf Coast with hazardous storm surge, flooding
The Weather Service office in Jacksonville said the disturbed weather could create an elevated risk of rip currents at the beach. The official National Hurricane Center forecast released Thursday says the season is likely to be near or above normal .

'Boozy' passenger brawls on flight after he's cut off
Here's a link to the story and a link to the video that aired on ABC News . "That's preposterous", said Paul George. The fight began because of one unruly passenger during the food and beverage service, according to Bolduc.

Brad & Angelina Still "at Odds" Over Custody of Kids
Speaking to the New York Post's Page Six , a source said: "They are figuring out how it would work, but she is not happy". Brangelina first started dating back in 2005, following the Ocean's Eleven star's divorce from Jennifer Aniston.

NAB banking systems facing widespread outages
NAB experienced nationwide outages on Saturday, leaving millions unable to access their cash. No personal data was compromised during the system failure, Ms Batchelor said.

Fulham fill their boots as Cairney goal bags €180m Premier League return
Villa, meanwhile, were struggling to get going, particularly in the last third and looked prone to conceding another goal. Grabban managed just one shot on goal at Wembley, with it being blocked nearly as soon as it left his foot.

Rashid Khan an asset, won't give him away, Ghani tells Modi
Plus KKR has an added advantage of playing at Eden Gardens only two days ago while SRH played their playoff game at Wankhede. The 19-year-old teenage sensation scored 34 runs off of 10 balls and our God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar , praised him too.

Meghan's tribute to California in coat of arms design
Meghan has also been assigned her own Coronet composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves. The three quills represent communication and the power of words, which has always been important to Meghan.

More evacuations ordered on Hawaii's Big Island as volcano activity intensifies
Fountains of lava continue to erupt from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii . Geologists say there's no telling when the volcanic activity might end.