United Nations rights expert urges release of 6 South Koreans held in North

The three Americans formerly held hostage in North Korea gesture next

Contrasting the wealth of South Korea to the poverty and deprivation of the North, Pompeo said the Trump administration is willing to provide assistance to North Korea if Kim meets US demands to forfeit its nuclear weapons.

Since Trump announced plans to hold a summit with Kim, questions have been raised continually about whether the two leaders have the same objective in mind when they speak about denuclearization.

Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke by phone a day after the U.S. president announced the date and location for his historic summit with Kim.

The Trump administration is planning a first-ever meeting between a sitting US president and a leader of North Korea for June 12 in Singapore.

"A strategic change in the director for his country and his people, and if he's prepared to do that, President Trump is prepared to assure that this can be a successful transition", he said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly pushed for Trump to raise the issue of repeated abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korea in his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un.

"If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people", he said. North Korea has pledged on multiple occasions to not acquire nuclear weapons, beginning with the North's accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1985. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

"I think it will be a big success", Trump said. But he says Trump deserves credit for bringing Kim to the negotiating table.

More news: 23 held for beating woman to death

Pompeo's surprise visit to North Korea appeared to be fruitful, as he returned with three Americans who had been held in North Korean labor camps.

Kim Dong Chul described his time in the North in less pleasant terms, saying through an interpreter, "We were treated in many different ways".

"I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful", Trump said.

Pompeo met with the North Korean leader for 90 minutes, flashing a fingers-crossed sign to reporters when asked about the detainees' fate, according to The Associated Press.

Now, he is working with his own diplomats and with regional allies like South Korea to prepare the agenda for the more high-stakes encounter between two unpredictable leaders.

In spite of an easing of tensions and a return to dialogue in recent months, North Korea has given no indication that it is willing to go beyond statements of broad support the for concept of denuclearization and unilaterally abandon a nuclear weapons program its ruling family has seen as crucial to its survival.

After the end of the Korean war in 1953 the South, an ally of the United States, embraced a capitalist philosophy.

Related News:

  • 'Olympic Games' minister Jowell dies at 70

    'Olympic Games' minister Jowell dies at 70

    Mr Blair said Dame Tessa was "the most wise of counsellors, the most loyal and supportive of colleagues, and the best of friends". In January, Dame Tessa was given a minute-long standing ovation in the House of Lords for speaking about the issue.
    Drew Scott of 'Property Brothers' Marries in Italy

    Drew Scott of 'Property Brothers' Marries in Italy

    The reality star Wednesday the Scott Brothers Global creative director in Italy on Saturday, People reported. The rings were by Devil's Workshop, with flowers by Vincenzo Dascanio.
    Analysts Opinions on: Wells Fargo & Company

    Analysts Opinions on: Wells Fargo & Company

    The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 1.44 and the short float is around of 0.61%.
  • Chili's reveals possible data breach at some restaurants

    Chili's reveals possible data breach at some restaurants

    The company said they believe the incident affects customers who made in-restaurant purchases between March and April of 2018.
    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran denies that version of events, saying the Israeli strikes were launched on "invented pretexts". Many say sanctions allow the government to blame outsiders for its own bad decisions.
    Man City boss Guardiola angry Foden, Brahim denied medals

    Man City boss Guardiola angry Foden, Brahim denied medals

    Hughton's Seagulls finish the season at Anfield on Sunday having lost their penultimate fixture at the Etihad Stadium in midweek. However, we are predicting a 3-1 for the Citizens, and our pick is available at much better odds of 11/1 at the same bookmaker.
  • 4 dead, over dozen missing as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley

    4 dead, over dozen missing as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley

    Police officials stated that 25 tourists tried to take clicks on a bridge, located over the Jagran Nullah in Kundal Shahi area. An operation is underway to rescue the tourists, with authorities having rescued at least four people up till now.
    Massive fire breaks out at Dubai residential tower

    Massive fire breaks out at Dubai residential tower

    Also Rashed Thani al Matroushi reported the successful evacuation of the occupants of the building. The Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has repeatedly suffered from fires in its high buildings.
    Yesterday Stock's Trend: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)

    Yesterday Stock's Trend: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)

    The coffee company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.53. This buyback authorization authorizes the coffee company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases.
  • Iran's Foreign Minister in China to rescue nuclear deal

    Iran's Foreign Minister in China to rescue nuclear deal

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has already said that Israel won't exist in 25 years if it continues to destabilize the region. European signatories have undertaken a flurry of diplomatic activity to try to protect trade deals worth billions.
    Netanyahu says Iran crossed 'red line' with rocket fire

    Netanyahu says Iran crossed 'red line' with rocket fire

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called for a de-escalation between the two sides. The diplomat denied Israel's statements that the attacks were not directed against the armed forces of Syria.
    Fortnite Buffs Thanos' damage, The Avengers: Infinity Mode balance

    Fortnite Buffs Thanos' damage, The Avengers: Infinity Mode balance

    Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia played a pivotal role in Black Panther and helped convince T'Challa to open Wakanda up to the world. Howard the Duck debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy and was last seen partying it up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .


Most liked

Black money charges against Chidambaram is Congress's 'Nawaz Sharif moment': Nirmala Sitharaman
They claimed that the offshore accounts and investments were duly mentioned in their income tax returns. His name cropped in 2016 in the Panama Papers investigation.

"Proves India's Stand": Nirmala Sitharaman On Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 Remark
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted that Pakistan played a role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "Why can't we complete the trial?" he asked.

Stoger confirms Borussia Dortmund departure
Victory for the Bavarians in the showpiece game would mean seventh-placed Stuttgart could compete in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

ADNOC Ships First Cargo For Indian Strategic Oil Reserve At Mangalore
After Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will pick up stake in the planned $44-billion refinery-cum-petrochemical project in Maharashtra.

Conoco authorized to seize $636 mln in Venezuela PDVSA assets
Earlier this week, the US company said it would continue to pursue PDVSA's assets while trying to enforce the arbitration award. PDVSA's deteriorating infrastructure and declining oil export revenues have thrown Venezuela into severe recession.

Alibaba Group (BABA) Shares Bought by Wetherby Asset Management Inc
Market worth or Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares. Vestor Capital Llc increased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 7.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

ICSE class 10 results | Things you need to know about
The ICSE and the ISC are one of the biggest boards in India with lakhs of students getting enrolled every year. A total of 98.53 per cent passed ICSE and 96.47 per cent passed ISC past year .

Bollywood weekly wrap: Alia Bhatt steals the show with 'Raazi'
Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer " Raazi " is showing a spectacular performance at the Box Office. With some light humor, the film focusses on the sacrifices that parents make for their children.

Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over faulty MacBook Keyboards
Apple's silence over issues related to its allegedly flawed MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards just got a whole lot more deafening. Apple has advertised this keyboard as being more responsive and comfortable than its predecessor.

Lewis Hamilton sneaks pole ahead of Valtteri Bottas
The two home favourites, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, gave the Spaniards something to cheer in eighth and ninth. Stroll almost hit the tire barriers after going off the track with about a half-hour left in the first session.

Wayne Rooney says goodbye to Everton teammates, staff
That's why the big thing was he was really well developed, strong and able to play senior football very early on". He's had to deal with so much in his life. "It was always because he was a footballer".

Four killed, over 20 injured in multiple blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
In January, gunmen attacked an office of aid group Save the Children in Jalalabad, killing at least five people and wounding 25. Other terrorist groups, such as Daesh* have also expanded their activities in the country and neighboring states.

Exact time of Thiem-Zverev final — Madrid Open
The 24-year-old used the same formula to win both sets, breaking early before comfortably serving out the contest. His long absence has taken him out of the seedings, ranked 25, and raises questions about his match-fitness.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill infringe the Rights of Indigenous People
If State government want its promise to protect " jati , mate, bheti " (community, land, home), they should oppose the bill. And lets us take a pledge to stop the ulterior motive of BJP government both at the center and state.

Will Power wins the 2018 IndyCar Grand Prix
Though for Power, this marks the 3rd time that he has won the Indy Grand Prix, all of which he started on the pole in the race. Fan favorite and three-time Indy 500 victor Helio Castroneves finished sixth in his return to IMS following a short hiatus.