Giuliani says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit

Giuliani says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit

"I still hope that this meeting - a very courageous and mature decision U.S. President Donald Trump has made, to have direct contacts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - will take place, and we all expect a positive outcome", Putin said in an interview with China Media Group.

"Obviously, what all of us are hoping for is it would lead to a de-escalation of tension, raise the prospects of peace and for the sake of the North Koreans themselves improve the prospects for economic development", Balakrishnan told the Straits Times referring to the June 12 summit.

Responding to a question on "maximum pressure" policy on North Korea, the press secretary said the U.S. policy towards Pyongyang has not changed.

The Trump administration, she said, is actively preparing for the June 12 summit between the US President and the North Korean leader.

"But I think they'd like to see something happen", Trump said.

Moon said recently that he had anticipation for the three-way summit to be held to declare an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

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In this June 15, 2017, file photo, former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman presents a book titled "Trump The Art of the Deal" to North Korea's Sports Minister Kim Il-guk on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The official handed him a letter from Kim Jong-un. Trump, who had previously canceled the summit, abruptly announced the meeting was back on.

-North Korea summit next week. The North Koreans have violated previous agreements in developing its nuclear arsenal. The North Korean leader is scheduled to leave at 4 p.m. local time Wednesday, some seven hours after his scheduled visit with the USA president.

Jang, previously one of the most powerful men in North Korea, was purged and executed in 2013 after he reportedly built up an alternate power base to his nephew. "We're going to start a process".

Some Singapore residents were concerned that the arrival of a number of leaders and diplomats could put their lives in convenience because of the summit but others remained indifferent towards it, the Global Times report said.

He may play some role in the negotiations, it said quoting anonymous sources.

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