Kim, Moon meet to rescue meet

Kim, Moon meet to rescue meet

Moon and Kim held talks at the truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone from 3 p.m.to 5 p.m. and "candidly" discussed ways to implement the declaration that emerged from their historic first meeting on April 27, and how to have a "successful" North Korea-U.S. summit, South Korea's presidential office said.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Trump said on Saturday that a White House team is still heading to Singapore this weekend to work on logistics for the Trump-Kim summit, in case the meeting is reset. Yet, later, it was reported that the USA and North Korea leaders will probably negotiate.

After he returns from Russian Federation on Sunday, Abe hopes to talk with Trump by phone and is expected to reaffirm trilateral cooperation with South Korea in dealing with the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile capabilities.

Trump said "very productive talks" are ongoing with North Korea over the summit.

It was South Korean officials who first informed the USA earlier this year that Mr Kim was prepared to discuss potential nuclear disarmament.

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Moon's government has worked for months to help set up the first meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the USA, where he hoped Kim and Trump would resolve a decades-old dispute over the North's weapons programme.

"Chairman Kim said Friday afternoon he wanted to meet without any formalities, and I accepted", Moon said Sunday in Seoul.

South Korean officials released photos of the two leaders shaking hands and in embrace.

Kim was with his sister Kim Yo-jong and his top aide Kim Yong chol in charge of inter-Korean affairs.

President Donald Trump says negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well".

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North Korea issued an unusually restrained and diplomatic response to Trump, saying it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States 'at any time'.

On Thursday Trump rattled the region by cancelling his meeting with Kim which had been due to take place in Singapore on June 12 citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang. The meeting between the two would be centered around, if all goes according to plan, the denuclearization of North Korea. On Thursday, President Trump said the US stands ready to attack. Later, Kim Jong-Un assembled the party's military commission or the first time in two years.

It was the clearest sign yet that the on-again off-again summit between Trump and Kim is likely to be held as initially agreed, in Singapore on June 12.

"There is no reason why we should fight each other - we are one nation", Kim said in a joint statement with Moon after that meeting.

He also told reporters Friday that "everybody plays games" and said: "They very much want to do it, we want to do it, we'll see what happens". "You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used", Trump wrote.

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