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Mike Pompeo points to potential security assurances for Kim Jong Un

Mike Pompeo points to potential security assurances for Kim Jong Un

Dialogue brokered by South Korea has seen US-North Korea relations go from trading personal insults and threats of war past year to a summit between Kim and Trump which will be held in Singapore on June 12.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump tweeted that three Americans detained by Pyongyang had been released and were on their way home with Mr Pompeo. There were reports the site had collapsed and was unusable, but Kim himself reportedly dismissed those claims, saying "we have two more tunnels that are bigger than the existing ones and that they are in good condition". Pompeo's earlier statement was made during a press conference following his meeting with South Korea's Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Washington. Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!

But if the summit fails, it could end in catastrophe, and that may be the point.

Amid heightened interest in the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo recently visited the United States to meet with U.S. President Donald J. Trump. And, if so, are those concessions Trump will be willing to make?

The most unpredictable element of the entire affair is arguably the summit itself, as Trump has said that he "will walk out" of the meeting if it's "not fruitful", and it is not yet known what Kim expects in return for greater worldwide cooperation. However, Pyongyang has yet to say whether it will give up its nuclear weapons and dismantle related facilities other than Punggye-ri. They could continue to fall in advance of the Trump-Kim summit, provided things appear to be progressing smoothly, with a sharp fall if the outcome of the summit is favourable to the US.

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Trump is scheduled to meet the DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Today, President TrumpDonald John TrumpRomney denounces pastor slated to speak at USA embassy in Jerusalem Pentagon finds problems with Kushner-backed health program: report Apple CEO Tim Cook praises Parkland, "Me Too" activists in commencement speech MORE isn't tiptoeing around on eggshells, and his leadership has led to the safe return of three Americans - Tony Kim, Kim Hak Song, and Kim Dong Chul - who had been imprisoned in North Korea for over one year. This is the first such meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

Foreign investors might be interested in expanding North Korea's mineral exports, such as coal and iron.

"The administration is perhaps inflating expectations of what the North Koreans can expect in terms of private investment".

The US wants North Korea to lay down its arms before a US dime heads to Pyongyang, and Kim wants US and global tensions to thaw to kick-start its stalled economy. "They are in great need of agricultural equipment and technology", he said on CBS' "Face the Nation". Pompeo told that its economy will rival that to the South Korean economy. Historically, North Koreans have been paid very low wages. And now there will be a meeting between Trump and Kim. The sixth and most recent test took place in September 2017.