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Trump and Kim will meet in Singapore on June 12 at 9 am

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe first meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12 at 9 am in Singapore, the White House said Monday.

“We are preparing intensively for this summit,” Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that “significant progress” had been made in the negotiations with Pyongyang eight days before the unprecedented summit between a US president and a North Korean leader.

“The first meeting was scheduled for June 12 at 9 am (Singapore time),” she said.

In response to a question that Washington may have decided to soften its position on Pyongyang after the recent statement by the US president, in which he refused to talk about “maximum pressure” on the Stalinist regime, contrary to what he has long been, Sanders said the US position has not changed.

“Our policy has not changed, we will not ease the pressure as long as there is no nuclear disarmament,” she said, declining to repeat the phrase “maximum pressure.”