June 12 meeting with Kim will go ahead

US President Donald Trump confirms that he will meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, a summit he has previously canceled.

“We’ll see where it leads but we’re going to meet June 12,” Trump said on the White House lawn after a rare meeting with a senior North Korean official in the Oval Office on Friday.

“The relationships are building and that’s a very positive thing,” Trump told reporters. “I think it’s probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process.”

When asked about whether North Korea wants to denuclearize, he said, “I think they want to do that. I know they want to do that.”

“They want to develop as a country,” added the president.

Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, General Kim Yong-chol, earlier on Friday.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (C) escorts North Korean Kim Yong…

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