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Trump-Kim Summit Set for June 12 in Singapore

May 10, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greeted the three remaining American detainees released by North Korea at 3 a.m. at Andrews Air Force Base, outside Washington this morning.

The release of the three Americans, Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, as The Hill reported, was presented as a goodwill gesture by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of what will be a historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.

That summit was announced a few hours later as set for June 12 in Singapore.

President Trump said his goal with North Korea is to open a dialogue that can achieve complete, verifiable denuclearization. “My proudest achievement will be—this is a part of it, but it will be when we denuclearize that entire peninsula,” Trump said on the tarmac at Andrews. “We have been waiting for a long time. Nobody thought we could be on this track in terms of speed.”

The President said further, “I think he did this because I really think he wants to do something and bring that country into the real world....”

The President also praised the family of Otto Warmbier, the American imprisoned for a year, who died one week after returning to the United States in June 2017 in a coma.

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