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Secretary Tillerson also said it would take "some weeks" to arrange the meeting.

Explaining Mr Trump's decision about meeting Mr Kim, the secretary of state said the U.S. had witnessed a shift from North Korea that became apparent in a rare visit to Pyongyang on Monday by a South Korean delegation who then travelled to Washington to brief USA officials.

He mocked US Secretary of State Rex Tillersonin October for "wasting his time" trying to talk to North Korea. -South Korean military exercises.

A statement from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which received the Nobel Prize after slamming the nuclear-laced threats between Trump and Kim, praised them for "achieving history dialogue between the USA and North Korea, which is the only pathway to nuclear disarmament in the face of fire and fury".

'A word of warning to North Korean President Kim Jong Un - the worst possible thing you can do is meet with President Trump in person and try to play him.

Still, the White House indicated that planning for the meeting was fully on track.

"The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World".

"He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un at a place and time to be determined".

The previous night's announcement of the summit marked a dramatic turnaround after a year of escalating tensions and rude insults between the two leaders.

North Korea's capabilities are indeed close to posing a direct atomic threat to the U.S. And the wider world has grown fearful of a resumption of the Korean War that ended in 1953 without a peace treaty.

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At the very least, the North would demand the withdrawal of USA troops from South Korea.

"Agreeing to a summit without a clear process, a plan and a set of preliminary talks that set the stage for success-and then sending Trump into this environment-is a huge gamble". "President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization".

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha will hold talks with her European Union counterparts in Brussels on March 19 to update them on developments and Kocijancic said the bloc stood ready to support dialogue. Trump discussed the offer with top aides on Thursday.

An administration official described the president's decision to go ahead with talks as a break from past policy.

The United States and North Korea have been locked in a standoff for decades, and it was exacerbated by the isolated regime's development of ballistic missiles.

President Donald Trump quickly agreed to the unprecedented meeting. He also left the door open for other countries to make the case for why they should be exempt. The most senior USA military official, General Joseph Dunford, went so far as to say military action against North Korea would be "catastrophic". (The case for 41 of 188 of USA embassies and global organizations.) And while the US does not have formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, Joseph Yun, the special representative for North Korea and one of America's most experienced North Korea experts, recently retired.

He said the dispatch from the meeting "was the most forward-leaning report that we've had, in terms of Kim Jong-un's not just willingness but his strong desire for talks". "Otherwise we are setting ourselves up for a major diplomatic failure". Here is an offer: US President Trump and NK leader Kim meet in UB.

March 7: After visiting Kim in Pyongyang, South Korean presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong says Kim is willing to discuss the fate of his nuclear arsenal with the United States and has expressed a readiness to suspend nuclear and missile tests during such talks.

United States officials were reportedly blindsided by Trump's decision to pop into the briefing room today to reveal an announcement would be taking place regarding North Korea.

In particular, he is under pressure to keep a campaign promise to reopen the Kaesong industrial zone - an area in the North where Northerners worked in factories owned by South Korean businesses.

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