Donald Trump will 'transform' North Korea after Kim Jong-un letter

Donald Trump will 'transform' North Korea after Kim Jong-un letter

Donald Trump will 'transform' North Korea after Kim Jong-un letter

"I'd like to see it done in one meeting", he said.

Kim Yong Chol is a former military intelligence chief and one of the North Korean leader's most trusted aides.

"The media said oh, you had a meeting and you canceled", Trump told the press.

Previous attempts at nuclear diplomacy with the North by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fell apart.

Trump and Pompeo walked Kim Yong Chol to his auto.

Shortly after leaving the meeting venue at the residence of the deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Pompeo tweeted: "Substantive talks with the team from #NorthKorea".

Since taking power in 2011, Kim has not publicly met with another head of state in North Korea.

But Kim Jong Un, in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister on Thursday, complained about "U.S. hegemonism", a comment that may complicate the discussions in NY.

Trump and Pompeo have both promised North Korea a bright and prosperous future should the communist regime agree to abandon nuclear weapons.

On Friday afternoon, a week after the summit was called off, Trump announced that the meeting was back in the works for June 12 in Singapore.

The president's points indicated relations were apparently thawing between the USA and Kim's regime, and a reporter asked whether Trump was continuing with his stated tactic of "maximum pressure". As far as Trump is concerned, the June 12 summit is happening. Pyongyang responded with a temperate statement indicating a desire to still hold the summit.

The extension comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dined with Kim Yong-chol, a U.S. Treasury-sanctioned "Specially Designated Person" and leading official in the Kim regime, in NY on Wednesday night, after which Pompeo expressed confidence talks were "moving in the right direction". "It's a process. It's all a process".

Alternatively, US officials were considering asking Singapore to pay for North Korea's expenses, The Post said. "That's going along very well, but I want it to be meaningful".

He added there may even need to be a second or third summit meeting to reach a deal on North Korean denuclearisation but still hedged, saying "maybe we'll have none". "And maybe we'll have none".

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