Politics 04-06-2018

Reveal the details of the Trump-Kim Summit

The first meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore will begin at 9:00 a.m. local time (1:00 p.m. am GMT) White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

"The tentative program for that first meeting will be on June 12 at 9:00 am Singapore time 9:00 pm on June 11 Eastern Time (US)" Sanders said.

Sanders also reported that the US team that is in Singapore adjusting all the logistical details of the summit is about to finish its work.

"The advanced team in Singapore is finalizing logistical preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins" the spokeswoman said.

Sanders added that the US will continue its policy of maximum pressure on North Korea beyond the Trump-Kim summit.

"Our policy has not changed, and as the president said, sanctions are still active and very powerful" Sanders said adding that sanctions will not be lifted "until North Korea is denuclearized."

It was also reported that a US delegation keeps working in the demilitarized zone with representatives of North Korea ahead of the meeting.

On June 1 after meeting with North Korean Vice President Kim Yong Chol Trump said he did not want to continue using the term "maximum pressure" to refer to the US-led sanctions campaign against Pyongyang.

The president then added that no agreement will be signed with North Korea during this first summit but said that Washington and Pyongyang will begin a new relationship after the meeting.


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