Kim Jong Un sends Trump 'very nice' letter - and it's huge

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On Friday, Trump told the press that the "letter was a very nice letter" and offered to share it with them. "Instead of seeking a fair transaction, they still want to see North Korea give in to the United States demands first", Cho said. That has the US scrambling for answers just over a week before the June 12 meeting, CBS News reported.

"I think it's probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process", the U.S. president told reporters on the White House lawn.

Kim has met separately with Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in two times since March, and he is scheduled to meet with Trump again soon.

He was greeted at the White House by chief of staff John Kelly and then whisked into the Oval Office.

"How would you like to see what was in that letter?"

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"Our movement is committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons and we recognize that this historic summit is a once in a generation opportunity to work for peace and nuclear disarmament", ICAN International Steering Group member Akira Kawasaki said in a statement.

It would be the first time North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a head of state since assuming power in 2011.

But replacing the armistice with a peace treaty will require the participation of the three signatories of the 1953 armistice: the USA -led United Nations Command on behalf of South Korea and the North Korean and Chinese militaries.

Japan has "hurt" dialogue with North Korea, Song said.

But he warned that North Korea must choose a path "fundamentally different" to the one it had been on for decades, adding that Pyongyang was "contemplating a strategic shift" and that talks to prepare for the leaders' summit were going well.

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Instead of ending its nuclear weapons program, however, the Obama Administration and now the Trump Administration are "modernizing" the US nuclear arsenal with the goal of making nuclear weapons more "useable" in battlefield situations.

Assad is said to have told the North Korean envoy to Damascus, Mun Jong-nam, that he would make the trip during a meeting on May 30.

Bruce Bennett of the RAND Corp. said the White House is clearly setting a low bar for success from the summit.

North Korean hackers allegedly infiltrated Sony's systems and destroyed computers and laptops, apparently in retaliation for the entertainment company's comedy movie "The Interview" that parodied North Korea's leadership.

The U.S. wants North Korea to completely abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile tests. "And so to build trust, I think that they should stop taking those unilateral actions at this point".

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