Secret talks underway to prepare for Trump-Kim summit

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That work has been led by Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick to become secretary of State. There was no immediate word on the possible venue for the talks, which would be the first ever between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.

According to CNN, the talks between the USA and North Korea's intelligence officials are aimed at laying the ground for a meeting between Pompeo and the head of the North's Reconnaissance General Bureau, whose identity has not been confirmed.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said he's Prepared to Speak together with President Trump about eliminating North Korea's nuclear weapons as a Piece of a denuclearization round the Korean Peninsula, a Trump administration official confirmed to Fox News on Sunday.

Trump informed about the preparations to the meeting with the leader of the North Korea on March 9.

Whether or not Kim had genuinely offered to discuss dismantling his nuclear program was a key question surrounding his offer to meet Trump, made in March and conveyed to the USA via a South Korean envoy. US officials are apparently shooting for late May or possibly June.

The back-channel talks are the latest move in a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at resolving the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea was "suffocating" under global sanctions, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Thursday, adding, "They need an out".

"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.

She added, "But we're going into this very cautiously, very much knowing that he's looked at the Iran deal, he's seen what he can get and he's seen how he can push through loopholes, and we're not going to let that happen again".

China and Russian Federation are both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which has imposed sanctions on North Korea in a bid to force negotiations with Pyongyang.

The Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar has also been raised as a possible location, the officials told CNN. Once a location is agreed upon the officials said that the date will be set and the agenda discussed in greater detail.

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