In 2017, Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded verbal salvos after the regime conducted several missile launches and a nuclear test that, by most accounts, had reached unprecedented levels. "The two leaders also will discuss President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un". The upshot was that past year the US and North Korea came the closest to war again since the Korean War (1950-1953).
Trump and Moon will "continue their close coordination" on issues regarding the Korean peninsula and will discuss the inter-Korean summit that took place on April 27, as well as the U.S. president's upcoming summit with the North Korean leader, Efe reported.
Since the announcement, "hawks" in the Trump administration have warned that the June Summit may not happen or will lead to war if North Korea does not agree to de-nuclearization.
This is due to two reasons.
The North once invited foreign observers and journalists to its main Yongbyon atomic complex in 2008 when it destroyed an aged cooling tower - with the dramatic explosion televised globally within hours.
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Second, Kim's successful summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in late March reduced the credibility of American threats of war and sanctions.
"We believe it means that he will actively engage in the harmony and accord with the worldwide community and shows the determination to remove barriers which can be created in the process of expected exchanges and cooperations between the two Koreas and the North and the USA", spokesperson Yoon said.
Besides, Trump has been dealing with Kim from a position of strength so far. "We will keep doing this for the people of North Korea", Fighters for a Free North Korea leader Park Sang-hak told Yonhap news agency. "'He's going to get us into nuclear war, they said, '" Trump told supporters in Washington Township, north of Detroit. In contrast, I predict, the North will suggest a slower approach and extend the discussion to American weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.
The North and the South have recently stated that USA military bases can remain in South Korea - an unprecedented Northern concession.
"Trump will welcome President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to the White House on May 22, 2018", the White House said in a statement. Trump is the largest unknown. Trump has also mentioned Singapore as a possible meeting place.