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Sarah Sanders says U.S. crew heading to Singapore forward of potential summit

Amid continued uncertainty over whether or not or not a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un will happen within the coming weeks, White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders stated the White Home remains to be sending a pre-advance crew to Singapore to organize.

“The White Home pre-advance crew for Singapore will go away as scheduled so as to put together ought to the summit happen,” Sanders stated in an announcement Saturday morning.

White Home officers had been scheduled to journey to Singapore this weekend to plan and evaluation logistics for the anticipated June 12 assembly. Final weekend, they traveled to Singapore and had been stood up by the North Koreans, who by no means confirmed, based on a White Home official.

President Trump referred to as off the Singapore summit with a letter to North Korean chief Kim Jong Un Thursday morning. However North Korea responded later that night expressing a willingness to speak to the U.S. at any level.

After that, Mr. Trump expressed some hope a summit may occur — “might even be the 12th,” as he advised reporters outdoors the White Home Friday morning. Mr. Trump reiterated Friday night time that the U.S. is having “very productive talks with North Korea” and the summit might nonetheless happen June 12th.

Sanders’ announcement that the pre-advance journey remains to be on additionally comes as Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a shock assembly at a border truce village on Saturday. 

“We see it as lucky that the embers of dialogue between North Korea and the USA weren’t absolutely extinguished and are coming alive once more,” Seoul’s presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom had stated in an announcement, as South Korea expressed reduction over revived talks for a summit

If the summit is to happen on June 12, that would depart simply two weeks for the U.S. groups to finish their preparations.

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