Trump Announces Summit With Kim Jong Un Is Back On, Hopeful Korean War Will End
President Donald Trump announced Friday that the planned-then-cancelled June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore is back on the schedule.
Trump spoke to reporters after his White House meeting with North Korea's former spy chief and top official Kim Yong Chol.
After meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York, Kim delivered a letter to Trump in Washington sent by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
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Trump recently cancelled the meeting in response to a strongly-worded statement from Pyongyang directed at his administration.
"They want to develop as a country," Trump said of the topics discussed with Kim Yong Chol. "That's going to happen I have no doubt."
Trump said North Korea had "no relationship" with the United States under the Obama administration and previous presidents as well.
He said it should not have been left to him to fix the North Korean problem, after the United States failed to correctly deal with Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung and father Kim Jong Il.
In response to a reporter, Trump said he and Kim may discuss an end to the Korean War, which has technically still been ongoing -- with armed conflict ceased decades ago in an armistice between the Koreas.
However, Trump said it may take more than one meeting with Kim Jong Un to get a deal through.
He added that much of the diplomacy must also be assisted by the DPRK's regional neighbors like South Korea, Japan and China.