Kim Jong-un summit set for Singapore on June 12

11 May, 2018, 04:26 | Author: Bert Pena
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to land with the three former detainees at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington in the early hours of Thursday

Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang was apparently aimed at determining the date and venue for the summit.

They are the latest in a series of Americans to be held in North Korea for alleged anti-state activities in recent years, only to be freed during the visit of a high-level USA official or statesman.

The last American to be released before this, college student Otto Warmbier, died in June 2017, days after he was repatriated to the USA with severe brain damage. "I simply let them know that while we received this news with joy, that Otto was on all our hearts and the family was in our prayers", Pence was quoted as saying by AP to CBS. He was captured trying to return to his home in Dandong, China, in May a year ago.

Trump said the meeting would be a chance to further peace talks and efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula, merely months after threatening Kim with "fire and fury".

The North Korean leader also welcomed plans for the summit earlier Thursday in a report on the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

"I appreciate Kim Jong Un doing this and allowing them to go", Trump said.

He says, "We have no illusions about that".

"My proudest achievement will be-this is a part of it-but will be when we denuclearize that entire peninsula", Trump said.

In a tweet, Mr Trump wrote: "The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th".

Trump said he will not disclose whether he will have any personal conversations with Kim as they prepare for their historic summit in the coming weeks.

The freed prisoners appeared exhausted but in excellent spirits, flashing peace signs and waving their arms as they emerged from the aircraft.

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The White House choreographed the arrival event, suspending a giant American flag between two firetrucks on the tarmac and inviting reporters to witness the return.

President Donald Trump deserves "substantial credit" for upcoming negotiations with North Korea, Sen.

Trump's charm offensive began at the South Korean Winter Olympics in February, where his daughter Ivanka Trump sat metres away from a top North Korean aide of Kim.

The US president and North Korea's Kim Jong-un will finally sit down for a summit on June 12 in Singapore, Donald Trump has stated. He is a native of China but a naturalized US citizen.

State Department officials refused to discuss anything but the most basic details of their conditions, citing privacy concerns.

The men are flying to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, where Mr Trump will welcome them early on Thursday.

The wealthy financial and shipping hub is seen as a gateway between Asia and the West and has been called the "Switzerland of Asia", in contrast to North Korea's isolated economy that its leaders now want to modernise. We ask that you continue to pray for the people of North Korea and for the release of all who are still being held.

The university is the only privately funded college in North Korea and was founded in 2010 with donations from Christian groups.

"We welcome the North Korea-U.S. summit to be held in Singapore on June 12". Japan, the Europeans and others will worry that they would be the next countries that might be sold down the river for a deal that may look good initially but not be good in the long term.

Three U.S. citizens who had been imprisoned in North Korea, including a pastor connected to a Los Angeles church, were back in the United States Thursday and undergoing medical examinations. He hailed their release as a potential breakthrough in relations between the longtime adversary nations.

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