Before summit, United States discusses security, investors for DPRK

Trump sees chance of breakthrough in meeting with Kim Bolton

Trump sees chance of breakthrough in meeting with Kim Bolton

He also remarked that the United States can help the North expand its power grids, build infrastructure and develop its agricultural industry by means of private-sector investment from the U.S.to the North.

"The fact that Chairman Kim will receive from America, is our best - our businesses, taking on risk, our investors".

Pompeo said Kim is "paying attention to things the world is saying" and follows the Western press.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit the White House and meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 18, the White House said on Monday.

Ahead of the summit - the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader - Pompeo praised Trump and also continued to soften the administration's stance on the nuclear-armed country, saying Sunday that the two nations share common goals. It would perhaps be best for the world community to take a more realistic view of the meeting as there are clear indications that the United States and North Korea are going into the meeting with divergent stances.

Since Kim Jong Un became the first leader of North Korea to cross the demilitarized zone separating his country from the South to meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom, demand for real estate in Dandong has been skyrocketing.

"Kim expressed concern, telling Xi that the United States has said it will provide economic assistance to North Korea after Pyongyang completes denuclearization, but that he can not trust it will keep that promise", the daily added. With the end of that deal comes the reintroduction of crippling economic sanctions which will serve to isolate, deplete and place strain on the crumbling Iran economy - the same type of sanctions which have finally brought North Korea to the negotiating table. "There'll be more than that", Pompeo said.

"We will have to provide security assurances to be sure". Pompeo praised it as "one step along the way". "But we are also very much interested in operationalizing the commitment as quickly as possible", Bolton said. Believing we can "denuclearize" North Korea is probably not realistic in any case. I think we need to look at their chemical and biological weapons programs as well.

And Wang said the ruling Chinese Communist Party is likely to continue imposing United Nations sanctions imposed last December, despite a recent rapprochement between President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un.

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