The Singapore announcement follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s second visit to Pyongyang to finalise plans for the summit. “Kim Jong-un reached a satisfactory consensus on the issues discussed with the USA state secretary”, the KCNA report added. US President Trump tweeted.
Trump greeted them when they returned to Washington early Thursday morning.
“Very exciting”, the President exclaimed.
People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.
The White House then said that Pyongyang releasing the detainees was a goodwill gesture and Trump added that this way the meet would be a “big success”.
“I really think he wants to do something and bring his country into the real world”, Trump said. “Maybe it will [work out], maybe it won’t”.
Tensions began to ease this year after the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February.
According to South Korea, Kim has said he’d be willing to give up his nukes if the United States commits to a formal end to the Korean War and pledges not to attack the North.
Trump has marked the men’s arrival as a major milestone ahead of his upcoming historic summit with Kim. The U.S. administration appears determined to raise the issue of disarming North Korea of its weapons of mass destruction, certainly including its nuclear weapons, and possibly even seeking expansive restrictions on its chemical and biological weapons programs as well as its long-range ballistic missiles.
Confirmation of the meeting came as Mr Trump personally welcomed home three American detainees released by North Korea in a middle-of-the-night ceremony broadcast live around the world.
With the final details in place, the meeting will become the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader. Doctors want them to establish a routine, make sure they rest and eat well, and Hook told us they are back in touch with their families. “We talked about the fact that America has often in history had adversaries who we are now close partners with and our hope that we could achieve the same with respect to North Korea”.
Rather than merely words or promises from North Korea for denuclearization, “we very much hope to see further steps, more concrete steps toward denuclearization being produced at the U.S”.