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President Donald Trump said on Sunday a us delegation arrived in North Korea to "make arrangements" for the summit with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Surprised Singaporeans pursued North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday before realising the portly man with slick black hair near the Marina Bay Sands hotel was an impersonator.

Moon and Kim agreed at a surprise second meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-US summit, now planned for June 12 in Singapore, must be held successfully, Moon told a news conference in Seoul.

Trump, who has since teased that the summit might still happen, tweeted about the diplomatic efforts in North Korea late Sunday afternoon, expressing his optimism that the US team's arrangements will pan out.

After abruptly canceling the North Korean summit Thursday, Trump told reporters Saturday that he, too, was still considering the June 12 meeting.

James Clapper, director of USA national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, told CNN: "I support the letter that President Trump sent".

"Hey Donald, I'm already in Singapore, waiting for you to turn up", Howard X said.

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, said even offering North Korea a summit with the US president is a significant concession, while also saying it's important that North Korea has freed several Americans the country was holding as a confidence-building measure.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, said he's skeptical that Mr. Kim will agree to completely give up his country's nuclear capabilities, saying the leader has an nearly emotional attachment to them and that they make him feel prestigious and powerful.

The fate of much-hyped June 12 summit has been in limbo in recent weeks.

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Nauert's statement confirms these intentions: "We continue to prepare for a meeting between the President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un", she says.

Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Jean Lee of the Wilson Center and former AP bureau chief in North Korea told "Face the Nation" that the president's stunning move to upend the June 12 talks may have been a "reality check" for the reclusive regime.

"In some ways, Kim Jong Un may have met his match here with our very unconventional president". In his Sunday press conference, Moon said that the meaning of denuclearization was a question the USA and North Korea needed to decide without South Korea's help.

Sung Kim, a former United States ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear negotiator with the North, has been called in from his posting as envoy to the Philippines to lead the preparations, according to a person familiar with the arrangements.

The Washington Post previously reported on the team entering into North Korea.

Moon was also contacted on Friday by North Korea.

A US delegation arrived in North Korea on Sunday as preparations for the talks continue. "It hasn't changed. So we'll see what happens".

But within 24 hours, he had reversed course, saying it could still go ahead after productive talks were held with North Korean officials.

Rubio said he was extremely skeptical that Kim might actually give up his nuclear arsenal. "This is an opportunity to find out what, in fact, they might be willing to do and vice versa - and that is the most important step right now", Narang said.

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