Kim Jong Un meets again with South Korean president

"(Moon) could join President Trump and Chairman Kim in Singapore", a senior official with Moon's office told Yonhap news agency on condition of anonymity.

For the second time in a month, South and North Korea leaders make sure the historic meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and the U.S. It's moving along very nicely.

Officials described a high-stakes scramble, with an uncertain ending, as Trump presses his advisers to move ahead with the goal of meeting on June 12, despite concerns among top national security staff there isn't enough time to prepare. "You know that better than anybody".

Mr. Trump withdrew from a planned June 12 Singapore summit with Kim last Thursday, but quickly announced it could still happen. KCNA said the leaders also agreed to meet frequently.

"They exchanged views and discussed ways to implement the Panmunjom Declaration and to ensure a successful US North Korea summit", the Blue House said in a statement, adding Moon would make a personal statement on Sunday morning. "It will happen!" said the White House host.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill that the canceled summit was "a good thing for Kim Jong Un".

They met in the unification corner of North Panmunjom on the afternoon of 26 May
Image They met in the unification corner of North Panmunjom on the afternoon of 26 May

Photos released by South Korea's presidential office showed Moon arriving at the North Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village and shaking hands with Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, before sitting down with Kim for their summit.

Trump had earlier indicated the summit could be salvaged after welcoming a conciliatory statement from North Korea saying it remained open to talks. But that doesn't mean it's certain to happen, as the last few days have proven. "There is no military option without extreme risks, so it's puzzling that the President has now thrown diplomacy off track".

Earlier, the United States allies in Asia were blindsided by Trump's cancellation.

"I personally believe having talked to the President as of yesterday, that he's going to bring this to conclusion in his first term", Graham said.

The Russian president said Friday that "a full denuclearization of North Korea" should involve giving "North Korea a guarantee of their sovereignty and inviolability". Kim has said a formal end to the hostilities, along with a pledge from the USA not to attack his nation, would essentially eliminate Pyongyang's need for a nuclear arsenal. North Korea is being sued by the parents of another former prisoner, the deceased Otto Warmbier, who claimed their son had been "brutally tortured and murdered" by the regime after being jailed there for roughly 17 months for stealing a poster.

North Korea claims it dismantled its only known nuclear test site last week, detonating explosives and collapsing tunnels as a group of worldwide journalists watched the destruction. The plan followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over North Korea's development of missiles capable of reaching the United States.


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