Trump seeks 'very meaningful' summit in Singapore with N Korea

The three Americans formerly held hostage in North Korea gesture next

Hours later, Trump announced the meeting date and time on Twitter Thursday with his usual relish for superlatives, writing, "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace". On the day of the landmark summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump posted a tweet suggesting he deserved credit for the historic development.

He'd said he favored holding the meeting at the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily fortified border separating the Koreas.

For Pompeo, his visit to retrieve the trio was his second surprise trip to North Korea in recent weeks, having traveled there to visit the country's leader in early April while he was Central Intelligence Agency director - and before his confirmation as secretary of state.

Reporters from China, Russia, the United States, Britain and South Korea would be allowed to "conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground", the foreign ministry statement said.

It adds that "too much stimuli all at once is emotionally overwhelming".

Tomas Ojea Quintana is the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea.

The Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification was signed by South and North Korean leaders, which laid out a peaceful path forward.

People can be jailed by the regime for nearly anything, activists say, with crimes ranging from watching a South Korean DVD to trying to defect from the country.

"It is extremely important for North Korea to normalize diplomatic relations with Japan to walk along the right track as part of global society, while accepting its requirements".

"I am confident that we have a shared understanding of the outcome that the leaders want", Pompeo said.

"But we got, up front, our people home".

Trump agreed in March to meet with Kim in an apparent spur-of-the-moment decision, against the advice of senior advisers.

He says, "We have no illusions about that".

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"If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearise, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends", Mr Pompeo told a news conference after talks with his South Korean counterpart in Washington.

During Pompeo's visit to North Korea, he promised Kim economic help from the U.S.to bolster his country's economy.

"While the freedom of three American prisoners is a fantastic start, let's acknowledge that Kim has not yet ushered in freedom for all". North Korean people. America's track record of support for the Korean people is second to none.

Pompeo said he had "good, substantive" conversations with Kim in Pyongyang and believed both sides understood the ultimate goal of the summit. The former detainees - Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim - had been released Wednesday amid the warming of relations between longtime adversaries. The aircraft is parked before a large American flag suspended between two fire trucks.

Pompeo is himself just back from Pyongyang, after securing the first fruit of the tentative thaw in ties between Washington and Kim's regime - the return of three American detainees.

She said that the idea of the US reducing its military footprint in South Korea wasn't on the table. President Donald Trump is on hand to greet them.

That meeting has since been set for June 12 in Singapore. A White House spokeswoman said they would be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in nearby Maryland for further medical evaluation.

"A North Korean official came to the hotel shortly after to inform Pompeo that Kim had granted amnesties to the three and that they would be released at 7 p.m. local time, according to a senior USA official present for the exchange".

The three men had been jailed for anti-state activities and placed in labour camps.

State Department officials refused to discuss anything but the most basic details of their conditions, citing privacy concerns.

Trump thanked the Korean leader for their release.

Pence added, "Those words are important, but we'll see what they mean".

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