US President Donald Trump has announced that he will be soon meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Just few hours before Trump’s announcement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned home from North Korea with three detained Americans. Trump has greeted the trio at the Andrews Air Force Base and praised Kim for their release ahead of their summit.
Trump tweeted about this today on his Twitter handle stating – “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”
This summit has been in talks ever since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation to meet in March. Pyongyang’s weapons programme has seen tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach ratchet up in recent months, prompting fresh rounds of sanctions and fiery rhetoric from Trump and Kim.
The US officials thought Singapore would be an apt place as it has close relationships with the US and neutral for the Trump-Kim talks.