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Way forward for North Korea summit nonetheless unclear regardless of high-level talks

WASHINGTON — After greater than 4 hours of conferences, and a steak dinner with a high aide to Kim Jong Un, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned he was nonetheless undecided if the June summit with North Korea would occur.

However on Friday, Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s former spy chief, will hand ship a letter from the North Korean dictator to President Trump, a reciprocal message to 1 Pompeo dropped at Pyongyang earlier this month.

A White Home go to will probably be a propaganda win for North Korea. The final comparable assembly was in 2000 through the Clinton presidency. However Mr. Trump nonetheless needs to satisfy head to head with Kim Jong Un in Singapore subsequent month.

“Doesn’t suggest it will get all performed at one assembly. Perhaps you must have a second or third and possibly we’ll have none, however it’s in good arms, that I can let you know,” Mr. Trump mentioned.

Diplomats gathered on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) say progress is slow-moving as they attempt to hammer out what North Korea is prepared to surrender in alternate for sanctions reduction and safety ensures. Mr. Trump has personally promised to not pursue regime change.

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