South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his counterpart in the North is committed to “complete” denuclearization of the peninsula and to meeting with President Trump next month, according to a report on Sunday.
Moon huddled with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday and he said the despot agreed that the historic summit should go off as planned.
“Chairman Kim and I have agreed that the June 12 summit should be held successfully, and that our quest for the Korean peninsula’s denuclearization and a perpetual peace regime should not be halted,” Moon said, Reuters reported.
Trump said his administration was still preparing for the meeting in Singapore.
“We’re doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea,” Trump said Saturday at the White House. “It’s moving along very nicely. So we’re looking at June 12th in Singapore. That hasn’t changed. So we’ll see what happens.”
In a statement from North Korea’s state news agency, KCNA, Kim expressed “his fixed will” on the possibility of meeting with Trump, Reuters reported.
After the two leaders agreed to the summit next month, Trump last week suddenly announced he was pulling out because of North Korea’s hostile comments.
An official in North Korea’s Foreign Ministry referred to Vice President Pence as a “political dummy” and suggested Pyongyang was ready for a nuclear showdown if the negotiations failed.
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