>> Having to cover->> More questions than answers over Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un's proposed summit. The White House did say Monday, they expect it will in fact happen.>> North Korea made several promises and we hope that they would stick to those promises.>> But since Trump said he was willing to meet Kim last week, there's been a whirlwind of speculation over the most basic details.
When will it happen, where, and what will they talk about? The timing of the summit isn't clear, possibly around the end of May, and there's a long list of potential locales, from neutral nations like Switzerland to Singapore and even Mongolia in Asia. But as Reuters Josh Smith reports, an overseas trip for Kim Jong-Un might be out of the question.
>> Some analysts are skeptical that a summit can occur anywhere far from North Korea given that Kim Jong-Un is not known to have left the country since he came to power in 2011. However, if Trump were to go to anywhere in North Korea, he could run into some political issues issues with the way it looks for him to go there and be seen potentially legitimizing and otherwise empowering the government of North Korea.
>> It's a similar situation to when Madeleine Albright visited the country in the year 2000, the trip was criticized as an endorsement of the regime. That leaves the Korean demilitarized zone as the top contender at the joint security area between the north and south. It would allow Kim and Trump to meet without traveling far from either of their militaries and they wouldn't be seen as making a pilgrimage to an enemy capital.
What they might discuss is another big question. Beyond the future of North Korea's nuclear program, Trump and Kim could potentially talk about swapping detainees. North Korea has at least three Americans and six South Koreans in prison. And Pyongyang has demanded Seoul return a dozen North Korean restaurant workers who defected as a group to the South two years ago.
But as of now, the ball's in North Korea's court and it's kept uncharacteristically quiet. So far, state media hasn't even mentioned Trump's invitation.