A U.S. official told Reuters in which Sung Kim, the former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, would likely lead an American delegation to meet North Korean officials at the border. Pentagon official Randall Schriver was part of the U.S. team, the official said.
The Washington Post first reported in which the team, which also included Allison Hooker, the Korea expert on the White House National Security Council, met with Choe Son Hui, the North Korean vice foreign minister.
The Post said the meetings would likely continue Monday as well as Tuesday at Tongilgak, the North’s building in Panmunjom, where the truce suspending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed.
In their Saturday meeting, Kim reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as well as to a planned meeting with Trump, Moon said.
“Chairman Kim as well as I have agreed in which the June 12 summit should be held successfully, as well as in which our quest for the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearization as well as a perpetual peace regime should not be halted,” Moon said.
Moon acknowledged Pyongyang as well as Washington may have differing expectations of what denuclearization means as well as he urged both sides to hold working-level talks to resolve their differences.
The United States has demanded the “complete, verifiable, as well as irreversible” dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang has rejected unilateral disarmament as well as has always couched its language in terms of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
In previous, failed talks, North Korea said This kind of could consider giving up its arsenal if Washington removed its troops via South Korea as well as withdrew its so-called nuclear umbrella of deterrence via South Korea as well as Japan.