>> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has confirmed his commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. And to a planned meeting with the US President Donald Trump on June 12th. That's according to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.>> We have agreed that the June 12th summit meeting should be held successfully.
And that our journey for the Korean peninsula's denuclearization and a perpetual peace system should not be halted. We have agreed to cooperate with each other for this.>>
> The declaration comes after Moon and Kim took part in a surprise meeting on Saturday. The strongest sign yet that the two Korean leaders are trying to keep the on again, off again summit between the US and North Korea on track.
And the likelihood of the meeting going ahead is also looking more positive in Washington. Where Donald Trump signaled that preparations for a June 12 summit were going ahead despite having called the meeting off last week. The White House says a team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend, but it might not all be plane sailing.
Moon Jae-in saying the Pyongyang and Washington may have differing expectations of what denuclearization actually means. American officials are skeptical that Kim will ever fully abandon his nuclear arsenal. And Moon said North Korea is not yet convinced it can trust security guarantees from the United States.