>> Could you come out this way?>> We'll be meeting on June 12th in Singapore.>> The meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's KIm Jong Un is back on, only a week after Trump cancelled it.>> And I think we're over that, totally over that, and now we're going to deal and we're gonna really start a process.
>> The breakthrough announced after a nearly two hour meeting at the White House between Trump and Kim Yong-Chol, one of North Korea's most senior officials. The highest level talks between the two countries in 18 years. Kim delivered a letter to Trump Friday from Kim Jong Un, reportedly confirming his commitment to nuclear talks.
>> And that letter was a very nice letter. Would you like to see what was in that letter?>> Yes.>> Wouldn't you like, how much, how much?>> The two sides now back to laying the groundwork for the Singapore meeting on June 12th. A head spinning reversal after Trump seemed to walk away a week ago amid new defiance from Pyongyang.
A shift to a more conciliatory tone getting the discussions back on track. Kim Yong-Chol's White House visit coming after a whirlwind two days of meetings in New York with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.>> It'll be a beginning. I don't say and I've never said it happens in one meeting.
You're talking about years of hostility, years of problems. But I think you're gonna have a very positive result in the end.>> Analysts say that depends on whether still formidable hurdles can be overcome. The US wants North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile tests.
Pyongyang insists it wants to denuclearize the entire Korean peninsula, including the US military presence there. A demand few believe the US would ever accept.