Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit

Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit

Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit

In its front page report, the Korean language paper also said the meeting will most likely be held in the third week of June (9-15), after Trump visits Canada for the G-7 summit on June 8-9. Kim Hak-Song, Kim Sang-Duk and Kim Dong-Chul were arrested on various anti-state crimes and have been surviving in the dictatorship's infamous camps.

Following April's historic summit between North and South Korea, which saw both countries sign a pledge to work toward their "common goal" of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, Trump praised his administration's work in keeping maximum pressure on the North for leading both nations to come together in peace.

Kim reportedly wanted to meet in Pyongyang, but was later persuaded to travel to Mongolia, a country which has diplomatic ties with both the United States and North Korea and is accessible by rail so Kim can travel there in his bulletproof train.

The date and location of the summit between Kim and the USA president have yet to be announced.

Though cable stations like CNN would rather mimic TMZ than cover good news for Trump, be assured there is indeed plenty of good news.

"Once the U.S. -North Korea summit date is set, the leaders of the South and North will hold their first conversation over the phone".

North Korea's engagement with both the USA and South Korea has improved dramatically in recent months.

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But "it is also familiar ground for the North Koreans", according to Graham, having hosted earlier track-2, or backchannel, talks involving officials from the country.

North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

Trump told the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Dallas on Friday that he had toned down his rhetoric in anticipation of the talks after labeling Kim "Little Rocket Man" a year ago and threatening him with "fire and fury".

Moon is also expected to play his mediating role during a face-to-face meeting with Trump at the White House on May 22, when the two will discuss the upcoming U.S.

Other sites that have been touted as a potential location for the summit are Sweden, Switzerland and Mongolia.

Trump has said that it was the US -led "maximum pressure" campaign that has brought the North to the negotiating table.

The North Korean government has also stated that the United States should refrain from putting "pressure and military threats" against the regime.

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