U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday morning over the impending summit with North Korea.
"I believe that one of the reasons that Kim Jong-un is engaged in this conversation is that the pressure campaign that has been applied by President Trump, and indeed by the world, has put them in an even more tenuous, more hard position".
Japan - a key USA ally in Asia - has long maintained a hardline position on negotiations with Pyongyang, but has found itself left on the sidelines of the recent whirlwind diplomatic activity.
Proteas to play hosts England in CWC opener
Old Trafford will host the 10-team tournament's most-anticipated match on June 16 between Asian arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The collapse of bilateral cricket between the bitter South Asian neighbours means their fans can only watch them in ICC events.
On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the U.S. is "not going to take the North Koreans at their word". He's going to continue to make them.
It should be noted that the leaders of North Korea and South Korea met Friday for the first time in over a decade.
In an interview with Jonathan Karl aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week", Pompeo said the "goal" of his meeting with Kim "was to try and identify if there was a real opportunity there".
Pompeo, who is now in the Middle East on his first trip as Washington's chief diplomat, described Kim as "very well prepared" during their secret meeting, which took place over Easter weekend to set the groundwork for a historic summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Kim said there were two additional, larger tunnels that remain "in a very good condition" at the Punggye-ri test site beyond the existing one, which experts have said has collapsed after repeated explosions, rendering much of the site useless.
Season Two Of 13 Reasons Why Is Out This Month
They're using a recently released trailer and teaser clip as their guide to understanding some of what this season could be about. The video shows several cast members along with photos that reveal a darker side to their personality.
North Korea's state media said before the summit that Pyongyang would focus on economic growth and peace in lieu of conducting nuclear weapons tests. "We've seen some steps in the right direction, but we have a long way to go".
Kim denied claims that North Korea is closing down "an unusable test site", according to the office.
"Then we talked a great deal about what it might look like, what this complete, verifiable, irreversible mechanism might look like", he said. Pyongyang is demanding as yet unspecified security guarantees to discuss its arsenal.
The announcement came three days after the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to work together to achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and end hostile acts against each other along their border during their rare summit talks.
In light of the peace treaty with his South Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un pledged to eradicate the "unique time zone" he created in Pyongyang in 2015 and will wind its clocks forward by 30 minutes to sync with the South.
Trump undecided on scrapping Iran deal, Bolton says
Chris Coons (D., Conn.) listed changes he would support to the Iran nuclear deal during an interview on " Fox News Sunday". Merkel said any decision on whether to exempt the bloc from tariffs permanently was now in the president's hand.
Malkin, Dumoulin, Hagelin all GTDs for Game 3
I think he's doing a good job and he's playing the game the way he should, the way he needs to to be a really effective player. Nicklas Backstrom wrapped up the scoring with his third goal of the playoffs on an empty netter with seven seconds remaining.
NFL Draft Day 2: Steelers Snag A Pair Of Cowboys
Receivers Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy, and safety Tre Flowers are among the OSU players who could be targeted on Saturday. Rudolph was projected as a fringe first round draft pick whose status as an Air Raid quarterback would limit his appeal.
Seattle Seahawks draft SDSU's Rashaad Penny in first round
That's especially true because Rashaad Penny could wind up being the second-best (or best) running back in this class. It wasn't a ideal story by any means, but I'm really glad the way it worked out", Dissly said of his position change.