North and South Korea to hold military talks to reduce tensions

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On May 24, Trump cancelled the summit stating that the USA military was ready to react to the "reckless act" of North Korea, but the next day he said there was a chance to conduct the summit.

"They want to develop as a country", Trump said of the topics discussed with Kim Yong Chol.

North and South Korea on Friday resumed senior-level peace talks Seoul sees as an important step in building trust with Pyongyang amid a US-led diplomatic push to persuade the North to give up its nuclear weapons.

"That letter was a very nice letter", Trump said at a White House news conference.


After meeting with former North Korean military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, Trump announced that the Summit with North Korea will go forward.

The extension comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dined with Kim Yong-chol, a U.S. Treasury-sanctioned "Specially Designated Person" and leading official in the Kim regime, in NY on Wednesday night, after which Pompeo expressed confidence talks were "moving in the right direction". The commemorative coin, which was briefly on sale at the White House gift shop when the summit was called off, is back to its full price of $24.99.

USA officials say their talks will be aimed at determining whether a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un, originally scheduled for June 12 but later canceled by Trump, can be restored. "We're meeting with the Chairman on June 12".

High-ranking officials from the USA and North Korea met over two days to discuss the future of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program and the much-anticipated summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim.


"But we're going to be..." Trump was heard saying to the group of reporters.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that is cancellation letter got a "solid response".

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (l) shakes hands with Ri Son-gwon from North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country. "I think they're OK", Trump said of relations between the two nations.


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