North Korean Leader Kim Ready For Direct Talk With White House

North Korean Leader Kim Ready For Direct Talk With White House

North Korean Leader Kim Ready For Direct Talk With White House

North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.

Details of the talks were not released but officials from both sides agreed to further meetings on the topic later this week, a spokesman for the South's unification ministry said Monday.

Trump has expressed a willingness to meet with the North Korean leader, and recently said Kim would "do what's right" and get rid of any nuclear weapons. NHK confirmed the content with the White House.

But North Korea has not broken its public silence on the summit, which U.S. officials say is being planned for May.

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There's nevertheless no assurance that the discussions will transpire, or that Mr. Kim is ready to talk denuclearization of this type that the United States government envisions, which could involve wholly quitting the most weapons that the North has seen vital to the continued existence.

North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade towards the end of April.

The media gives credit to President Moon for making this summit between longtime adversaries possible; yet the substantive role that South Korea will be able to play in the upcoming process leading to the Trump-Kim summit appears to be overlooked or underestimated.

CNN reported Saturday that secret, direct talks paving the way for the summit were under way between North Korean and U.S. intelligence officials, citing anonymous White House sources. Meanwhile, officials in North Korea have not confirmed the reports that it is willing to negotiate over its own nuclear arsenal.

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Trump wrote on Twitter: "Received message last night from XI JINPING of China that his meeting with KIM JONG UN went very well and that KIM looks forward to his meeting with me".

Earlier today, the official revealed that the unprecedented summit is slated to happen in May and it would be for the first time a sitting US president will meet the leader of North Korea.

Working-level officials from the two sides met last week to discuss the hotline issue and the preparation issue for the summit, such as protocol, security and media coverage.

According to diplomatic source cited by Yomiuri, if the U.S.

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Earlier, the relationship between the United States and North Korea was not on a happy level.

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