"Kim Jong Un has said publicly and in discussions is that he is prepared, he is prepared to negotiate to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", Vice President Mike Pence told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan on "CBS This Morning". "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" But tensions have since eased, starting around the time of the North's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. On learning of the release of Tony, who also uses the name Kim Sang-duk, his family expressed gratitude and credited Trump for engaging directly with North Korea.
Pompeo said: "We had a good day in the sense that I had a good and lengthy conversation with Chairman Kim in preparation for the President's summit".
As leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are scheduled to gather in Canada on June 8 and 9, Abe hopes to hold talks with Trump on the fringes of the summit and coordinate efforts toward resolving issues related to Pyongyang, the sources said. "My proudest achievement will be - this is part of it - when we denuclearize that entire peninsula".
At a welcoming ceremony for the three USA citizens held captive in North Korea for years, Trump credited Kim for being "excellent to these three incredible people", despite the ruler's long list of human rights abuses within his country.
One man, Kim Dong-chul, said he had to do "a lot of labor", but, he said, when he was sick, he received treatment.
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There has been no sign that Pompeo's visit has cleared up the central question of whether North Korea will be willing to bargain away weapons its ruling family has long seen as crucial to its survival.
The safe return of three United States citizens from North Korean prisons should remind the White House of the power of diplomacy, say experts. "When I make promises, I keep them". A North Korean official told Pompeo that Kim had granted the three "amnesty", a senior United States official said. We send our special thanks to the Swedish Ambassador to the DPRK, Ambassador Wendel, and his team for their tireless efforts on behalf of our citizens.On behalf of the State Department and the entire United States government, we wish these Americans and their families the best as they reconnect after this hard period apart.
"Hopefully this release will convince the White House to further empower American diplomats going forward", Bell said. It also denied the North's claim that the waitresses' manager had conspired with the South Korean spy agency to take them to the South after telling them that they were being relocated to a restaurant in Southeast Asia.
Pompeo once used the word PVID (permanent, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement) to highlight the importance of permanent denuclearization, sparking media speculation here about Washington's intentions, but the Trump administration has returned to the CVID jargon.
She said the US troop presence in the South for the past 65 years has played a "crucial role for deterrence", peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.