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"We're having very good dialogue", said Trump.

She also suggested that Trump's threats to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal could "send a very worrying message to a country like North Korea".

"If we don't think it's going to be successful".

Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the UN-hosted conference on disarmament, said the country would maintain a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearise, even as preparations for the summit continued, adding that it "has had an important impact in the North's decision to return to the table".

They said Pompeo's conversations in Pyongyang fueled Trump's belief that productive negotiations were possible, but far from guaranteed.

President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff.

Despite China's traditional friendship with North Korea, Beijing has been angered by Kim's weapons development and backed successive rounds of United Nations economic sanctions, from which Pyongyang is seeking respite.

But she cautioned that it was unclear what kind of concessions North Korea would be willing to make.

He said Pompeo had forged a "good relationship" with Kim - whom the U.S. president was previous year calling "little rocket man" - and that the meeting had gone "very smoothly".

A senior administration official said Pompeo brought up the case of the three American prisoners with Kim in North Korea and that the United States was hopeful for their release. "All they are expressing is the end of hostile policies against North Korea, followed by a guarantee of security".

The visit marked the highest-level contact between the U.S. and North Korea since 2000. "But we put unbelievably powerful sanctions on, and many other things", said Trump.

At a news conference on Thursday, before a meeting next week on nuclear non-proliferation, Wood said the USA welcomed Pyongyang's willingness to talk about denuclearisation, and called the summit planned for late May or early June a "momentous time".

South Korea announced on Wednesday that it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement as it prepares for the North-South summit this month.

"By envisioning multiple scenarios, we carefully thought out our policies and directions at a concrete and detailed level".

"Promoting Ri Sol Ju is the most effective marketing strategy", Dr An Chan Il, a defector researcher who runs the World Institute for North Korea Studies, told Agence France-Presse. "Maximum pressure should be maintained", he said.

USA officials said Pompeo met Kim when he visited Pyongyang over the Easter weekend, which ran from March 31 to April 2, to lay the groundwork for the planned summit, in which Trump hopes to persuade North Korea to abandon development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States.

"We hope that it will lead to the resolution of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear missile..., he said".

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