Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

09 April, 2018, 00:47 | Author: Sheila Harris
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But earlier this year the global community was stupefied when Kim Jong-un invited US President Donald Trump to meet after months of escalating tensions between the leaders. The U.S. president accepted Kim's offer before the U.S. could confirm the North's offer was genuine, and a meeting between the two was promised by the end of May.

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo and the CIA team have been operating through intelligence back-channels to make arrangements for the summit, the CNN news channel reported.

USA and North Korean intelligence officials have spoken a few times and even met in a third country, CNN reported.

Analysts echoed that the efforts show that the USA intelligence agencies are taking the lead for summit preparations, but expressed skepticism whether such moves were headed by the North's Reconnaissance General Bureau, which deals with clandestine operations against South Korea.

Nonpublic discussion of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-Un is being conducted "at full pelt".

As recently as this weekend, Trump told associates he was looking forward to the summit, which he agreed to on the spot when presented the invitation from Kim.

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North Korea is reportedly pushing to hold the talks in its capital, Pyongyang, but it is unclear whether Trump is willing to travel to the city.

"It's a natural step in the right direction".

But the fact that the USA has confirmed North Korea's willingness to even discuss denuclearization is a positive step toward the Trump-Kim meeting actually taking place, and suggests they are communicating directly in preparation for it. "What we will see next is the exchanges of presidential envoys between the United States and North Korea".

Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from an accord between Tehran and six world powers, signed in 2015 before he took office, unless France, Britain and Germany help to agree a follow-up pact by that date.

The meeting on Saturday (April 7) at the North Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom was attended by three working-level officials from the South and their three to four counterparts from the North, according to Seoul officials.

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