Mongolia, Singapore Final Sites Under Consideration for Trump-Kim Summit

Mongolia, Singapore Final Sites Under Consideration for Trump-Kim Summit

A later readout of the Trump-Moon call issued by the White House said the US and South Korea had closely coordinated ahead of Moon's meeting with Kim. So since Moon Jae-in became president, and Kim Jong Un said he was willing to give up his nukes, ties with both Koreas have actually gotten quite a bit better. South Korea has said that the denuclearisation decision is very important.

With the region cautiously welcoming the summit on Friday, the USA president discussed the developments with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday during a 30-minute phone call.

Seoul/Washington:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during Friday's summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he would close the country's nuclear test site next month, Moon's office said on Sunday.

The president said he spoke with the South Korean leader the day after Moon held a historic summit with Kim on Friday.

The White House said Mr Trump and Mr Moon during the call "emphasised that a peaceful and prosperous future for North Korea is contingent upon its complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation". This enthusiasm for them wanting to make a deal. Both sides pointed to a need for quadrilateral talks with the US and China on this issue. "We're going to do just fine", he said.

"The denuclearization of the peninsula, written into the Panmunjom Declaration, is only a prospect with no specific plan".

Moon and Kim have pledged to seek a formal end to the Korean War by the end of the year and to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Bookies say Trump leads the odds race to win the peace prize, according to Ladbrokes.

Trump posted on Twitter earlier that time and location of the meeting with Kim were being determined.

Suh, who personally helped arrange two previous inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007, is viewed as the country's top expert on North Korea.

Trump contrasted himself with former Secretary of State John Kerry, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal that the USA leader has long criticized. "Nobel!" Flattered, President Trump chuckled with understanding, saying "Nobel" and walking away from the podium.

Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulow told Russia's Interfax news agency that the traditional six-party format composed of Russia, China, the United States, Japan and both Koreas is optimal and without alternative. Within a period of only a few years, North Korea was sinking South Korean ships and shelling southern islands in attacks that killed a total of fifty people.

Iran warned the leaders of North and South Korea to keep Trump out of their reconciliation efforts.

South Korea scrambled fighter jets Saturday to intercept a Chinese military reconnaissance plane that spent four hours inside South Korea's air defense zone, officials said. They're a rapidly rising world power, and a war on the Korean Peninsula would be disastrous.

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