Trump: 'Still Looking At' June 12 Summit With North Korea's Kim

U.S. president says talks progressing well regarding canceled meeting. South Korean president says Kim remains committed to summit

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press with Joshua Holt (out of frame), who had been detained in Venezuela for two years, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 26, 2018.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was still looking at a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, adding that talks were progressing very well.

“We’re doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea,” Trump said at the White House. “It’s moving along very nicely. So we’re looking at June 12th in Singapore. That hasn’t changed. So, we’ll see what happens.”

Meanwhile, South Korea’s president said Kim remains committed to holding a summit with Trump and to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday for the second time in a month to discuss how to keep Kim’s summit with Trump on a track. 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.

Moon told reporters Sunday that Kim reaffirmed his denuclearization commitment and told Moon he’s willing to cooperate to end confrontation for the sake of the successful North Korea-U.S. summit.