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"We hope to announce the location and date for the meeting soon", a White House National Security Council official said in remarks sent to Yonhap.

There has been no official announcement so far on when or where the U.S.

Trump has said his aim is to get rid of the North's nuclear weapons program, which is posing a growing threat to the region and the US mainland.

The date and location of the summit between Kim and the USA president have yet to be announced. "Just asking!" Mr. Trump said on Twitter late last month.

Moon is expected to play the role of mediator, conveying to Kim what Trump is willing to give the North in return for denuclearization, as well as to recommend that Kim express a clear and firm intention to denuclearize during his meeting with Trump. Kim and Moon agreed in their April 27 meeting that they would pursue complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim and Moon pledged to discuss a formal peace agreement to end the Korean War, which halted in 1953 with an armistice. But the two superpowers would have to participate in any peace negotiation because they also signed the 1953 armistice.

'The US is deliberately provoking the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) at the time when the situation on the Korean Peninsula is moving toward peace and reconciliation, ' the spokesman was quoted as saying.

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Pyongyang rejected Trump's claims that crippling sanctions forced the regime to the negotiating table and said the United States should not "deliberately provoke" them by deploying strategic assets in South Korea and bringing up human rights issues, KCNA, the North's official news agency said Sunday, Reuters reported.

South Korean soldiers take down a propaganda loudspeakers on the border with North Korea on May 1, 2018 in Paju, South Korea.

Meanwhile, South Korea said it will have close consultations with the United States regarding the Washington-Pyongyang summit during the upcoming bilateral talks. However, Pyongyang will hold on to its nuclear arsenal to be able to respond to any nuclear threat or provocation, according to the state KCNA news agency.

Although there have been recent tensions, there has also been talk of releasing three Americans from North Korea before the next summit according to USA Today. "And a lot of things have already happened with respect to the hostages". "Now I'm trying to calm it down a little bit", he said.

Trump hinted at their impending release last week, tweeting, "Stay tuned!"

The White House has said its pressure campaign on North Korea will continue until the North dismantles its nuclear program.

At that speech in MI, the crowd chanted "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel", possibly suggesting the president deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements.


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