Trump confirms ‘very high level’ talks between US, North Korea

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áTrump is looking to hold his own summit with Kim in the next two months and said five locations are under consideration. The proposed summit follows months of increasingly heated rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons program

“We have had direct talks at very high levels – extremely high levels – with North Korea,” Trump said.

The US leader also confirmed direct contacts between the United States and North Korea and gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the Korean war in a series of diplomatic revelations Tuesday.

Setting the stage for a major breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits, Trump said “a great chance to solve a world problem” was within reach on the Korean peninsula.

Side-by-side with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida resort, the US president said that a rare inter-Korean summit in 10 days time could, with his “blessing,” discuss an elusive peace treaty.