US Officials Cross Into North Korea To Prepare for Summit: Report

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Seoul/Washington:  U.S. officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks on preparations for a possible summit, a U.S. newspaper reported, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Both Pyongyang and Washington are pressing ahead on plans for a summit after Trump pulled out of the proposed June 12 meeting on Thursday, only to reconsider the decision the next day.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said earlier that he and North Korea’s Kim had agreed during a surprise meeting on Saturday that the possible North Korea-U.S. summit must be held.

The weekend meetings were the latest dramatic turn in a week of diplomatic ups and downs over the prospects for an unprecedented summit between the United States and North Korea, and the strongest sign yet that the leaders of the two Koreas are trying to keep the meeting on track.

The Washington Post, citing a person familiar with the arrangements,…

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