North Korea and the United States are inching closer to a summit in Singapore on June 12 between President Donald Trump and Mr Kim Jong Un.
Mr Kim has a personal letter which his top aide Kim Yong Chol was due to hand to Mr Trump at the White House. General Kim, a former spy chief, held two rounds of talks earlier in New York with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "I am confident we are moving in the right direction," said Mr Pompeo.
Mr Trump said he would like to do a quick deal on the denuclearisation of the North, while Mr Kim said he hoped ties with the US and denuclearisation would be solved on a "stage-by-stage basis".
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