Singapore designates special zone for Trump-Kim summit

The meeting would be the first time Mr Kim has hosted a fellow head of state

Singapore is hosting the landmark meeting between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jung Un on June 12.

Syria and North Korea have been accused of co-operating on chemical weapons, but both deny the accusations.

She also said that denuclearisation will be one of the key items on the United States agenda for the meeting, despite North Korea's earlier announcement that it will not discuss its nuclear programme with foreign leaders.

At an island resort off the coast of Singapore, U.S. event planners are working day and night with their North Korean counterparts to set up a summit created to bring an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

Trump abruptly called off the meeting with a letter last month, but even then he and others in his administration left open the possibility that the summit could still be mounted.

While June 12 has repeatedly been identified as the date the White House would be aiming to conduct the summit, Sanders' comments on Monday marks the first occasion times have been referenced and progress towards realizing the slated date.

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"I think it'll be a process", he said after welcoming top official Kim Yong-chol to the White House.

As part of its preparations for the summit, Singapore has designated certain parts of city as "special event areas" for June 10 to 14.

Donald Trump said he didn't want to use the term "maximum pressure" any more, because the two sides were 'getting along'.

"My intention was to go over and be a sports ambassador to North Korea so people understand how the people are in North Korea".

Now, Pompeo has told Trump that allowing Bolton to meet with North Korean officials would be "counterproductive", according to CNN.

The talks, which were cancelled by Mr Trump before being re-scheduled last week for the same day and place, are expected to focus on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program and tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

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