White House is 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen

White House is 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen

"We will continue to push for inter-Korean talks to implement the Panmunjom Declaration", the ministry said in a report submitted to lawmakers to detail its policy direction.

With this in mind, North Korea has been insistent that it will not make the same mistakes as Libya, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un immediately began suggesting that he may cancel the meeting with Trump in response to Bolton's comments.

The North has argued that it needs its nuclear weapons to preserve its security, and expressed concerns about giving up its nuclear program. He told "Fox News Sunday" over the weekend, "We will have to provide security assurances, to be sure".

The experts said North Korea's threat could increase the chance for delaying or even canceling the summit.

Asahi Shimbun, citing "well-placed sources", says that if the North Koreans agree to USA demands, the United States is prepared to remove the regime from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. He said if they struck a deal, Kim would become "very happy".

During an official visit to Paris, Wang said that "all parties, especially the United States, should cherish this opportunity for peace and should not work as a barrier".

"The Libyan model isn't a model that we have (in mind) at all when we're thinking of North Korea", Trump said while sitting at arm's length from Bolton in the Oval Office.

"Now, that model would take place if we don't make a deal, most likely", he warned Pyongyang.

Mr Trump said Libya was "a much different model".

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That history is well understood by Kim's regime.

Summit talks are in a precarious state with a senior North Korean official saying the North Korean leader would not take part in a summit with such "one-sided" goals. "It was incredibly reckless and risky". Yet this month he urged North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in a proposal that reminds it of the Libyan deal. Asked by CBS News' Brennan on "Face the Nation" last month whether it was a requirement that Kim "agree to give away those weapons before you give any kind of concession", Bolton replied, "I think that's right".

The North has said it won't return to talks with Seoul due to the exercises.

On Thursday, North Korea vowed to boycott the talks with South Korea unless Seoul stops joint military exercises with the U.S. "There's been no talk of changing our scope", White said.

He went on to say nothing has changed with respect to North Korea after the warning from Pyongyang.

The neighbouring nations, which fought together during the Korean war, had grown apart previous year after China backed United Nations sanctions crimping North Korea's energy imports and sources of foreign cash in a bid to pressure it to halt its nuclear and missile tests. But he said Bolton was "trying to lay down some markers for verifiable denuclearisation".

"The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities", according to a statement from North Korea's state news agency.

Pompeo, who returned from his second visit to Pyongyang last week with the freed Americans, has taken a softer line than Bolton, stressing the economic benefits, possibly including U.S. investment, that could flow to North Korea if it agrees to denuclearize.

Trump said his administration is continuing to negotiate with Pyongyang over the specific site for the meeting in Singapore. Meaning the president of China, President Xi could be influencing Kim Jong Un.

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