Donald Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un still on the cards

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Mr Moon said he told Mr Kim that Mr Trump has a "firm resolve" to end hostile relations with North Korea and initiate economic cooperation if Kim implements "complete denuclearisation".

"(Kim) once again has made clear his will for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and expressed his intent to settle the history of war and confrontation, and to cooperate for peace and prosperity through the success of the North Korea-US summit".

But on Saturday, Mr. Trump said he was still looking at a June 12 date for a summit in Singapore, adding that talks were progressing very well. "If we got that done and if we can be successful in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it would be a great thing for North Korea, it would be a great thing for South Korea, be great for Japan and great for the world - great for the United States, great for China".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on May 26, 2018.

US President Donald Trump's cancellation of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly caught South Korea's president by surprise, and he's called an emergency meeting at midnight, local time.

Mr. Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Mr. Trump in Washington in a bid to keep the high-stakes U.S.

The Kim-Moon meeting followed a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump cancel the highly anticipated June 12 meeting before saying it's potentially back on.

Kim, in a telling line from a dispatch issued by the North's state-run news service earlier Sunday, "expressed his fixed will on the historic (North Korea)-U.S. summit talks".

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Mr Moon said North Korea and the United States will soon start working-level talks to prepare for the Kim-Trump summit.

But North Korea's propaganda took a very aggressive line with the USA since Wednesday, threatening nuclear war and bashing Vice President Mike Pence. They very much want to do it.

Analysts have said remarks by White House national security adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence urging a "Libya-style" coerced denuclearization of the North had amplified lingering concerns by Kim about his regime's safety.

Abe also said it is necessary to make a USA -N. Worldwide journalists were present, but the USA government can't verify the site's destruction.

Trump said talks regarding the summit were "going along very well", and that "there's a lot of good will".

They agreed to have their top officials meet again June 1.

Some U.S. officials have talked about a comprehensive one-shot deal in which North Korea fully eliminates its nukes first and receives rewards later.

Image: Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embraced at the surprise summit.