Pompeo said that North Korean Vice-Chairman Kim Yong-chol, with whom he had negotiated on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, would travel to Washington on Friday to deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to Trump. The Shangri-La Hotel - a venue that has played host to dozens of major global dialogues and summits in the past - is another location under consideration.
Since time is of the essence, American officials have held preparatory meetings with North Korean delegations in both Singapore and the demilitarized zone, the border area separating North and South Korea, in the past few days.
"On May 31, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made an official visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and was received by Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong-un", the statement reads.
From 2009 to 2016, Gen. Kim headed North Korea's top intelligence and cybersecurity agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau, where he was linked to infamous cyberattacks against the West and deadly attacks against South Korea.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a top North Korean official met in NY on Wednesday over a steak dinner to try to salvage next month's summit between the North Korean and US leaders, reported AFP.
In a related news, an official from Trump's State Department said, "Between now and if we're going to have a summit, they're going to have to make clear what they're willing to do". One that their country has not been prepared to make before. "We have no plans to prepare for a three-way summit in advance".
Asked whether a summit meeting would be confirmed after that delivery, Pompeo said he did not know.
While Trump has put great importance on sealing a nuclear deal with North Korea, he has bucked traditional USA foreign policy by alienating America's European and NATO allies.
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With respect to US-North Korea summit Mike Pompeo has said there is still a lot of work left to do.
"We can agree to in principle to have security on the peninsula".
"Declaring an end to the war does not take much time and is not hard technically", Hong said. "He said that North Korea was under siege by its closest neighbors, who were supported, aided and abetted by the United States. -North Korean summit", Kang said.
China on Thursday signaled its intention to actively engage in the process of ending the war.
All of this diplomatic progress has led to talk of a peace treaty to end the Korean War, which began in 1950.
The agreement has apparently made China concerned that its influence over the peninsula could be weakened, analysts said.
Other analysts were more cautious about the possibility of the three-way summit, raising questions over whether the U.S. would agree to it.
Trump wrote in his letter last week that the talks would be "inappropriate" following the "hostility" from North Korea. "Doing so will likely be a political burden for Trump". We will see what happens. But Trump and the White House have seemed to suggest they hope it will take place as scheduled - despite his abrupt cancellation. "Given his personality, I don't think he will allow President Moon to steal the limelight".