Donald Trump received a delegation of North Korean officials on Friday that were sent to Washington to hand-deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to the U.S. president.
Former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol joined a scheduled meeting in the Oval Office with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the president this afternoon after entering the White House through the South Lawn.
Trump signaled on Thursday that he still expects to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, saying he's 'hopeful' that the summit will happen as scheduled.
He also confirmed that a North Korean delegation would 'probably' be coming to Washington on Friday to hand-deliver a letter from the North Korean dictator.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol would deliver the letter.
The president said he didn't know what was in the letter but 'it'll be very positive.' He said the delegation 'will probably be coming down' Friday to deliver it.
Donald Trump received a delegation of North Korean officials on Friday that were sent to Washington to hand-deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to the U.S. president
President Donald Trump said before boarding Air Force One that he might have to meet more than once with Kim Jong-un
Trump tweeted that his administration is having good meetings with reprresentatives of North Korea
Trump told Reuters: 'I'd like to see a total denuclearisation in as quick a period of time as is practicable.'
'You're talking about machinery, you're talking about things that can't necessarily happen immediately but they can happen in as rapid a fashion as they can happen. That's what I want to happen,' he said.
But he warned at the same time that just one sit-down with the communist country may not be enough to ensure it doesn't pose a nuclear threat.
The two leaders are expected to sit down to negotiate the terms of North Korea's withdrawal from an effort to build a nuclear weapon that could reach the United States.
Trump tweeted that the U.S. had been engaging in 'very good meetings with North Korea.'
He also said as he left Joint Base Andrews for Texas that he expects to receive a formal letter on Friday from Kim, carried by a delegation sent to Washington.
The president is expected to meet June 12 with dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and he said Thursday that the summit will