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. in the end 最后，终于
He calmed down in the end.
2.ruling party 执政党
In recent months, various southern ministers, government spokespeople, and ruling party leaders have issued conflicting statements about the government's plans.
3.personal letter 私人信件
If you are feeling isolated because you live far away from family or friends, resolve to write a personal letter once a month.
4.more than 超过，多于
That would be more than I have expected.
5. U.S. President Donald Trump says a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place
take place 发生，进行
How many of you believe that there are meetings that take place without you?
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6. as planned in Singapore on June 12.
as planned 如期，按计划
The answer to the question of/ whether we should continue to hold the meeting as planned depends in part on when the epidemic disease is curbed.
Never assume that everything in your program will work as planned.
特朗普在发表此番讲话前与金英哲进行了一个多小时的会晤 。期间，金英哲将金正恩的一封私人信件递交给了特朗普 。金英哲是朝鲜执政党中央委员会的副主席，之前曾担任情报局局长 。
特朗普向记者表示，我们不会停止交涉 。特朗普表示，很有可能的情况是：我们有必要进行不止一次的会晤 。特朗普补充说，我认为最后会有一个好的结果 。我们走走看吧 。
在被问及金正恩的私人信件时，特朗普表示这封信的出现恰逢其时，但他本人还没有读过 。他带着微笑补充说道，信的内容可能会让我大吃一惊 。
特朗普表示，美国政府在会晤期间不会进行制裁 。特朗普还表示，签署一份终结朝鲜战争的官方文件可能也会是接下来会晤的议题 。
特朗普还表示，美朝两国没有讨论过人权问题 。特朗普相信，中国国家主席习近平是支持美朝讨论这样的议题的 。
特朗普表示，他认为金正恩会同意实现无核化的 。不过，现在还不确定朝鲜核武器的协议会是怎样的 。
金正恩是近18年来首次到访美国的朝鲜最高级领导人 。周四，金正恩会见了国务卿蓬佩奥 。后者也参加了白宫的会晤 。
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