SKorea Media: June 1 North-South Meeting Back On

SKorea Media: June 1 North-South Meeting Back On

Preparations for Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are back on, following a meeting today (May 26) between Kim and South Korea's Moon Jae-in.

Rekindling hopes as quickly as he had doused them, Trump said it was even possible the meeting could take place on the originally planned June 12 date.

It was the clearest sign yet that the on-again off-again summit between Trump and Kim is likely to be held as initially agreed, in Singapore on June 12.

After the earlier news the summit was called off, Democrats had criticised Trump for the decision.

By Friday, North Korea issued a statement saying it was still "willing to give the USA time and opportunities" to reconsider talks "at any time, at any format".

In his letter, Trump warned Kim of the United States' greater nuclear might, reminiscent of his tweet past year asserting that he had a "much bigger" nuclear button than Kim.

The announcement comes just days after the United States president cancelled the meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un that was scheduled for June 12.

Nothing that North Korea borders Russia, Putin said resolution "is of critical importance, especially when the situation is on the brink of war".

But he left the door open to future meetings and Pyongyang responded by saying it was willing to sit down "at any time", prompting Trump to reply that the Singapore summit could still take place.

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Trump appeared to have taken South Korea by surprise when he canceled the meeting Thursday; Moon convened a late night emergency meeting with the country's leadership to "figure out what President Trump's intention is and the exact meaning of it", a spokesperson for the South Korean president told reporters.

"Trump says "everybody plays games".

The White House team will be led by Joe Hagin, who is deputy chief of staff for operations. "That tells you how much Koreans want peace on the peninsula".

Trump had also blasted Democrats, saying that they were "rooting against" the U.S.in its negotiations after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Kim was the victor from Trump's decision.

The two signed the three-page document at their first meeting in April, stating that "South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula", officials said Saturday.

It has said in previous, failed talks that it could consider giving up its arsenal if the United States provided security guarantees by removing its troops from South Korea and withdrawing its so-called nuclear umbrella of deterrence from South Korea and Japan.

"Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea".

For President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) may be the deal that got away.

A senior White House official had said on Thursday that organizing a summit by June 12 could be a challenge. She referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy" for his earlier comments on North Korea and said it was up to the Americans whether they would "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown".

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