Despite the signs of improving relations between North Korea and the worldwide community, the DEFCON Warning System has been updated to reflect the changing dangers posed by the rogue state's despotic leader Kim Jong-un.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo, who has been tapped to be the new U.S. secretary of state, has been leading back-channel meetings with the North Koreans in preparation for the summit, the reports said.
Both sides have met several times in a third country to determine a location for the historic summit, USA officials told CNN.
Since then, the North Korean leader has reaffirmed his commitment to discussing denuclearization as well as his willingness to hold summit talks with the South Korean and US presidents.
Kim (right) is open to discussing denuclearization during the historic meeting with Trump..
While Trump is "looking forward to the summit", the schedule could be late May or even early June, CNN said.
South Korea's National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon has been in close contact with his U.S. and North Korean counterparts, reported Korea Herald. It is more likely that the North's United Front Department would be in charge...
Until now, Washington had relied on South Korea's assurance of Kim's intentions. We'll see what happens.
CNN cited sources saying that Ulan Bator in Mongolia has been suggested as a possible neutral location for the meeting, although the North Koreans have been pushing to hold the talks in their capital, Pyongyang.
Working-level officials need to determine how Kim would arrive at the southern side of the border village for the summit.
Speaking at Duke University in North Carolina, Haley said, "When the president ends up speaking with Kim, the conversation has to be about denuclearizing".