We are only 11 days away from one of the biggest political talks in recent world history, the summit between the United States and North Korea. The summit was confirmed to be taking place June 12 in Singapore by President Trump Friday after newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conducted a series of talks between the senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol and Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader.
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Earlier this week, the summit was called off by President Trump in an apparent power move after Kim Jong Un threatened to pull out if the United States and South Korea didn't stop the military drills in the South China Sea. The drills were considered a hostile action by Pyeongchang.
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The announcement that the talks had been reinstated was revealed Friday by the president who announced the remarks from outside South Portico of the White House. The remarks followed a 90-minute meeting with a top North Korean official who initially met with Mike Pompeo for dinner Wednesday. Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s Central Committee, came to New York for the meeting with the US Secretary of State and he has now made the trip complete after the meeting with the president in Washington.
Although President Trump called the news positive, he also warned that there are high-stakes in the diplomatic endeavor. The breakthrough on the decades-long standoff with North Korea, which is essentially ruled by a dictator, doesn't mean the country isn't still a risk. "I never said it goes in one meeting. I think it’s going to be a process. But the relationships are building, and that’s a very positive thing."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realDonaldTrump</a> is presented with a letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Friday, June 1, 2018, by North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol in the Oval Office at the <a href="https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WhiteHouse</a> in Washington, D.C., followed by a meeting. (Official <a href="https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WhiteHouse</a> Photos by Shealah Craighead) <a href="https://t.co/6a1PgFXS3v">pic.twitter.com/6a1PgFXS3v</a></p>— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) <a href="https://twitter.com/Scavino45/status/1002699067565248513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>
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President Trump referred to the summit as a first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader as "a beginning" and a "getting-to-know-you meeting". He added, "You’re talking about years of hostility; years of problems; years of, really, hatred between so many different nations. But I think you’re going to have a very positive result in the end. Not from one meeting." The president was adamant that decades of hostilities would not be undone in one meeting and the real progress will be made slowly and over time.
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