In Washington, on May 4, 2018, the US President Donald Trump today announced that the place and date for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had already been determined and would soon be announced.
The White House had previously informed that the Trump and North Korean leader Kim’s meeting could be held during this month or in early June, if Pyongyang made concessions on the nuclear program and other issues for which there are disagreements with the United States.
Trump has indicated the date and place have been chosen and said he believes the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas might be a good venue. Singapore was also believed to be a potential site.
Around the announcement of a possible release of the three Americans locked up in North Korea, Trump said at a meeting with reporters in front of the White House that “a lot has been done” about the issue.
“We are conducting quite conversational talks with North Korea and much has been done about the hostages so far. I think we will be witnesses of quite good things,” Trump added.
US authorities have said in the past days that they are checking the information that the three Americans were transferred from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang.
According to announcements, the three Americans are expected to be released before the Trump-Kim meeting.
Also, interesting thing to know is that according to South Korea, Kim has said he’d be willing to give up his nukes if the United States commits to a formal end to the Korean War and pledges not to attack the North. But his exact demands for relinquishing weapons that his nation spent decades building remains unclear.