Pres. Trump to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen at Peace House of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone South Korea on April 27

Pompeo said he discussed "challenges, the strategic decision that Chairman Kim has before him about how it is he wishes to proceed and if he is prepared in exchange for the assurances that we're ready to provide to him if he is prepared to fully denuclearize".

Trump said he wanted to pay his "warmest respects" to the family of Otto Warmbier, the American who was released by the North Koreans in a vegetative state, only to die days later.

Former CIA Director John Brennan threw cold water on anyone celebrating the progress President Donald Trump has made toward peace with North Korea in recent months, arguing that despite appearances of improved relations, the president is being manipulated by Kim Jong-un.

The planned summit between the US and North Korea could be a pivotal moment for "peace" - as President Trump put it - but the meeting is also fraught with big risks on both sides.

"If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearize, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends", Pompeo said.

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Confirmation of the meeting came as Mr Trump personally welcomed home three American detainees released by North Korea in a middle-of-the-night ceremony broadcast live around the world.

"The North Korean leader has committed to denuclearisation, and formally so through the Panmunjom Declaration".

There has been no word from Pyongyang on what it might specifically offer at the summit, but key issues for the North will be the presence of 30,000 U.S. military personnel in South Korea, and the lifting of sanctions that are choking the economy.

"We agreed that the summit would be a historic opportunity for resolving the North Korean nuclear issue and securing enduring peace on the Korean Peninsula".

After months of fiery rhetoric and increasingly strong worldwide sanctions, Trump and Kim are set to meet in Singapore on June 12 to discuss denuclearization.

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President Trump told reporters that it was "nice" of the North Korean leader to release the three men ahead of their planned summit.

As Trump also took today to announce that there has been a time and place set for him to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, making him the first EVER sitting President to meet with a leader from North Korea.

Mr Pompeo said there would need to be "complete" and "robust verification" of denuclearisation, suggesting it would involve inspections to ensure the North's compliance. It is possible that Moon and Kim "will talk on the hotline a little earlier than was originally expected", a Cheong Wa Dae official said.

Then last week, Kim flew to visit President Xi Jinping in Dalian, China, which could have been a practice run for flying to Singapore, which will show the world that the head of North Korean travels and operates like any other world leader. Currently, South Korea is doing much better economically than North Korea, and Pompeo pointed out that with help from the U.S., Kim could see his country flourish and do well like his southern neighbors.

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