Trump: Meeting with Kim to Take Place as Planned
U.S. President Donald Trump says a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place as planned in Singapore on June 12.
The announcement reversed an earlier decision from Trump to cancel the meeting on the North's nuclear program.
The president spoke after meeting for more than an hour with Kim Yong Chol who delivered a personal letter from the North Korean leader. Kim is the vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee and a former intelligence chief.
The president told reporters "we're going to deal." He said it was likely that more than one meeting would be necessary. He added, "I think you're going to have a very positive result in the end. We will see what we will see."
When asked about the letter from Kim, Trump called it a "very nice letter" but said he had not read it. He added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks."
The president said the U.S. government would not put in place any new sanctions while talks were taking place. He said signing a document officially ending the Korean War could be discussed at the upcoming meeting.
Trump also said the two did not talk about human rights. And he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping supported the talks.
Trump said he believed Kim Jong Un would agree to denuclearization. However, questions remain about what a deal on the North's nuclear weapons would look like.
Kim is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the U.S. in about 18 years. On Thursday, Kim met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who also attended the meeting at the White House.
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1.nuclear weapons 核武器
He claims that several countries have developed nuclear weapons secretly.
2.human rights 人权
The United Nations Secretary-General has spoken of the need for individual freedoms and human rights.
3.in the end 最终
In the end, we all decided to organize a concert for Easter.
4.personal letter 私人信件
This is the box wherein she keeps all her personal letter.
5.U.S. President Donald Trump says a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place as planned in Singapore on June 12.
take place 发生；举行
A total solar eclipse is due to take place some time tomorrow.
Elections were postponed the day before polling was due to take place.
6.The president said the U.S. government would not put in place any new sanctions while talks were taking place.
put in place 实施；落实到位
They're offended by the elaborate security measures the police have put in place.
The restrictions have been put in place, after a five-day national strike.
特朗普在与金英哲（Kim Yong Cho）会面一个多小时后发表了上述讲话，金正哲还转交了一封朝鲜领导人的私人信件。金英哲是朝鲜执政党中央委员会副委员长、前情报局局长 。
特朗普对记者表示：“我们准备进行磋商。”他指出，可能需要不止一次会议 。他补充说：“我认为外界最终将看到一个非常积极的结果，拭目以待吧 。”