Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Kim Jong-Un insists to meet with Trump in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-Un insists to meet with Trump in Pyongyang

North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official says.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is ready to taking nuclear weapons off the peninsula when he sits down with President Trump this spring, according to a report.

US and North Korean officials have reportedly been hashing out terms of the agreement through back channels led by CIA Director Mike Pompeo - Trump's nominee to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Since then, the North Korean leader has reaffirmed his commitment to discussing denuclearization as well as his willingness to hold summit talks with the South Korean and US presidents.

Last week, Trump told associates that he was looking forward to the summit, which he agreed to on the spot when presented the invitation from Kim. South Korea's National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon has been in close contact with his U.S. and North Korean counterparts.

The talks between intelligence officials are laying the groundwork for a meeting between Pompeo and his North Korea counterpart, the head of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, in advance of the leaders' summit.

In addition to back-channel discussions, American and North Korean officials have also met in a third country to hammer out the specifics for the unprecedented summit, CNN reported.

Kim's offer to meet with Mr Trump, which a South Korean envoy conveyed last month, has not been publicly confirmed by the regimen.

"But we can not say for certain that the United States counterpart in the North was Reconnaissance General Bureau".

Later this month (April), Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae In are to hold what would be the three inter-Korean summit. We'll see what happens.

China and Russian Federation are both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which has imposed sanctions on North Korea in a bid to force negotiations with Pyongyang.

CNN cited sources saying that Ulan Bator in Mongolia has been suggested as a possible neutral location for the meeting, although the North Koreans have been pushing to hold the talks in their capital, Pyongyang.

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