"We'll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore", Trump said outside the White House.
"I'd like to see it done in one meeting", he said. "But oftentimes that's not the way deals work", Trump said. Trump said that Xi "has helped me quite a bit with this". "But it'll get done at some point".
"Many conversations have been had about how we might proceed", Mr. Pompeo said, "what the path might be forward so that we can achieve both the denuclearization that the world demands of North Korea and the security assurances that would be required for them to allow us to achieve that". Trump was expected to meet with the official in the Oval Office. Trump's open letter to Kim last week cancelling the summit, the aides said, was created to pressure the North on the worldwide stage for appearing to have cold feet.
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The key task ahead of the June 12 summit is to settle the agenda.
The announcement reversed an earlier decision from Trump to cancel the meeting on the North's nuclear program.
"Hey, wouldn't it be wonderful if we walked out and everything was settled all of a sudden from sitting down for a couple of hours", Trump said.
The envoy, Gen Kim Yong-chol, hand-delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to President Trump. "It should not be to anyone's surprise that there will be moments along the way, that this won't be straightforward", he said.
Trump has been trying to bring together the two countries for some months, in a bid to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. But another aide later sent a more conciliatory note to Trump, who instructed his own staff to continue lower-level talks.
Top North Korea envoy to hold crucial talks in US about summit
And I suspect that he is here as Kim Jong Un's envoy to discuss how they're going to agree on bringing an end to the Korean War. Bush administration, said he anxious that Trump might be at a disadvantage in a face-to-face negotiation with Kim Jong Un.
Kim has previously made harsher comments and even threatened to launch nuclear attacks on the United States numerous times. "As we move to adjust to the political situation in the face of U.S. hegemonism, I am willing to exchange detailed and in-depth opinions with your leadership and hope to do so moving forward", Kim told Sergey Lavrov.
In the latest sign of hostility cooling down but hopes kept in check, Trump said he's unilaterally put a hold on new sanctions against the North "until the talks break down".
North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a source of tension for decades, has made advances in missile technology in recent years and its nuclear arsenal now threatens the United States.
Since the president "canceled" the summit in a dramatic letter last week, and there's been a flurry of activity between the two countries to officially make it happen.
Upon arrival in NY, the former spy chief was escorted out of the airport by U.S. State Department officials, according to a North Korean official who spoke to reporters waiting for his arrival.
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