US and North Korea to talk disarmament
1 North Korea told the US for the first time that it was prepared to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula when Kim Jong-un meets Donald Trump, a US official said.
US and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently, in which Pyongyang said it was willing to take part in the summit, an official said. No date has been set for the meeting. Until now, Washington had relied on South Korea’s assurance of Kim’s intentions. South Korean envoys visited Washington last month to convey Kim’s invitation to meet. Trump, who has exchanged threats with Kim in the past year, surprised the world by quickly agreeing to meet the North Korean leader.