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28 May 2018

"We two leaders agreed the June 12 North Korea-US summit must be successfully held", he said.

Now, according to a statement from State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Sunday, a USA delegation "is in ongoing talks with North Korean officials at Panmunjom", too.

"I think the two leaders will sit down and they're going to have a great time, because really they have the same personality", he said on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump sees "brilliant potential" in North Korea, he tweeted on Sunday, continuing an upbeat tone about a planned summit with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.

NK meeting

The weekend meetings were the latest dramatic turn in a week of diplomatic ups and downs over the prospects for an unprecedented summit between the United States and North Korea, and the strongest sign yet that the leaders of the two Koreas are trying to keep the meeting on track.

The U.S. delegation reportedly included Sung Kim, U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and a former U.S. special representative for North Korea policy.

She also said it was up to the Americans whether they would "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown".

Leading senators from both parties on Sunday scoffed at the notion that Kim would bargain away North Korea's nuclear deterrent, with some warning that his regime may seek significant concessions from the Trump administration in exchange for promises of arms reduction well into the future.

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Moon told reporters that Kim "again made clear his commitment to a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

While maintaining that Mr Kim is committed to denuclearisation, Mr Moon acknowledged Pyongyang and Washington may have differing expectations of what that means and he urged both sides to hold working-level talks to resolve their differences.

The North has previously used the term "denuclearization" to demand the United States pull out its 28,500 troops in South Korea and withdraw its so-called "nuclear umbrella" security commitment to South Korea and Japan. This would be reciprocal, would facilitate dialogue, would gain a lot more insight and understanding about what is going on in North Korea, would promote information flow into North Korea, and, importantly, would give the North Koreans a measure of security.

The United States now has no ambassador to South Korea, even as it takes up one of the most delicate diplomatic challenges in years. They met with Choe Son Hui, the North Korean vice foreign minister, the Post said.

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Speaking at a White House event, the president said the cancellation was a setback for North Korea and the world.

"A USA delegation is in ongoing talks with North Korean officials at Panmunjom". All photos are provided by Cheong Wa Dae with watermarked photos taken by North Korea's state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA). But less than 24 hours later, Trump said the June 12 meeting would still be possible.

Some credited Trump's unorthodox brand of diplomacy with helping bring North Korea to the negotiating table.

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US, North Korea to focus on shipping N. Korea warheads overseas