Korea seeks summit with Trump in Pyongyang

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US officials revealed to CNN reporters that North Korea has not only acknowledged the president's acceptance of Kim's unexpected invitation, but the rogue regime has also stated that it is willing to talk about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, although there is a strong possibility that the two sides have a very different understanding of what is actually on the table.

Citing several officials from the Trump administration, CNN reported Saturday that the United States and North Korea have been holding secret, direct talks using intelligence backchannels between the two countries' top intelligence agencies.

North Korea has said it is willing to discuss de-nuclearisation with the U.S., a Trump administration official said on Sunday, increasing the chances of an unprecedented summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the United States president. USA officials are apparently shooting for late May or possibly June. "If there were such talks, we think it's a positive move".

North Korea was "suffocating" under worldwide sanctions, Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said on Thursday, adding, "They need an out".

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South Korea's presidential office said yesterday that while they can not confirm whether such secret talks have been taking place, it is certainly a "good sign" in paving the way for what would be the first summit between North Korea and the US.

The preparations for the Trump-Kim summit are reported to be made through the channel that runs between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Reconnaissance General Bureau.

The White House said Trump expected Kim to take concrete "steps" prior to the meeting.

Trump informed about the preparations to the meeting with the leader of the North Korea on March 9.

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The meeting at the North Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom lasted for about three hours.

"But we can not say for certain that the United States counterpart in the North was Reconnaissance General Bureau".

However, increased exercise was seen by satellite at a North Korean nuclear website in February, pics of which imply the North has begun preliminary testing of a newfound light water reactor and possibly attracted still another reactor online at its Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center.

Trump agreed to meet with Kim after a South Korean envoy extended Kim's invitation to the president last month.

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