It's one step forward and two steps back as a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be back on track following last-ditch diplomatic efforts from southern counterpart Moon Jae-in.
"Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself", Trump wrote on Twitter, in Washington's first confirmation that U.S. officials had entered North Korea for the talks.
The North Koreans, after expressing initial enthusiasm about diplomacy with the United States, earlier this month did not show up for a preparatory meeting in Singapore, threatened to use nuclear force, and referred to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy".
U.S. negotiators, headed by Washington's current ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, met with North Korean counterparts in the truce village of Panmunjom that divides the two Koreas on Sunday.
In Singapore, a large advance team led by deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin arrived late Monday to begin logistical preparations for a summit.
Kim, the USA ambassador to the Philippines, also served as ambassador to South Korea and was part of the United States negotiating team that last held substantive denuclearization talks with North Korea during the George W Bush administration in 2005.
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He's trying to find out if Kim Jong Un is really willing to give up his nuclear weapons. USA officials said the most likely document would provide a framework for future negotiations, without going into great detail about what North Korea might be willing to give up or what steps the United States would take in exchange.
Since then, North Korea has rejected USA demands for it to unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons program that experts say could threaten the United States.
The report said meetings with Sum's group would continue through Tuesday at Unification House, in the northern part of the demilitarized zone.
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According to Reuters, the impersonator had been in town to wish success for the summit, held to negotiate an end to North Korea's nuclear programme.
"We are still waiting to see how they come out, but depending on their outcome, the president could join [Trump and Kim] in Singapore", the official told news outlet Yonhap.
"I don't know that the president has done the kind of homework that would allow him to do this" in negotiations, said Hayden, who headed the CIA under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, and who also served as director of the National Security Agency under both Bush and President Clinton.
A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Tuesday en route to the United States to hold preparatory talks over a possible summit between the leaders of the two countries, media reported.
The news of an American delegation in the North was later confirmed by the U.S. State Department.
"We're all focused on the roller coaster", said Cha, who is now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
CNN global affairs analyst Joseph Yun said a joint declaration of some sort on June 12 was far more likely, given the short time period to iron out differences before Mr Trump and Mr Kim meet. The two leaders - who met in April - affirmed their shared goal of achieving complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and ballistic missile programs, according to the statement. "A lot of people are working on it". South Korea and China account for nearly all of North Korea's land borders, so their support is essential for enforcing sanctions ramped up a year ago after Mr Kim declared the ability to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon.
The apparent introduction of Gen Kim to negotiations would be significant, as it would underline North Korea's desire to ensure the talks go ahead.
Less than a week ago, Trump had announced that he was pulling out of the summit, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility".