April 8, 2018 / 7:46 PM / 17 days ago

N.Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization -source

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.

U.S. and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently in which Pyongyang directly delivered the message of its willingness to hold the summit, the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Until now, Washington had relied on South Korea’s assurance of Kim’s intentions.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Peter Cooney

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