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The Realmeter survey of 500 adults showed that 73.1 percent welcome the recent surprise developments, such as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's agreement to hold an inter-Korean summit in late April and his proposal to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

At a campaign rally for Republican candidate Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania today, Trump continued his own crusade: "This should have been handled 30 years ago".

"I think North Korea is going to go very well", he said.

No venue or date for the meeting has been determined, but Trump's prompt acceptance set off a flurry of activity.

"I may leave fast or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world", he said of their possible meeting.

The meeting would mark the first time a sitting American president has met with a North Korean leader, noted Laura M. Luehrmann, Wright State University political science professor and director of the program in worldwide and comparative politics. "...but, again they - they cannot engage in missile testing, they cannot engage in nuclear testing and they can't publicly object to the U.S".

A summit between the USA and North is also expected to take place in May, after Trump accepted Kim's invitation for talks on denuclearization last Thursday. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump accepted the invitation Thursday after it was relayed to him in an impromptu White House meeting with the South Korean national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong.

It was not immediately clear which meetings Trump was referring to or their timing.

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Trump's press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said on Friday Trump was "not going to have this meeting take place until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea".

A senior government official told reporters in Washington Kim "prepared a special message to be delivered to President Trump, but we can not reveal details since it was exchanged by heads of state". "China continues to be helpful!"

"This is a prestige bid by Kim - Kim is inviting Trump to demonstrate that Kim's investment in nuclear weapons and missile capability has brought the U.S.to a position of treating Kim Jong Un as an equal", she said in an email.

Mnuchin said denuclearization of the peninsula is the objective of a meeting between the two leaders. In a New Year's Day speech, Mr Kim said he had "a nuclear button on the desk" that could launch missiles capable of hitting the US.

Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown praised the development but insisted that Pyongyang must eventually give up its nuclear weapons program.

The move comes amid talks that there has been 'a Japan passing, ' or a feeling that Japan has been ignored, in the stages of pursuing summits between South and North Korea as well as North Korea and the United States.

Shah said no location was "being ruled out" for the discussions, although he said the prospect of Trump heading to North Korea was not "highly likely". He said Kim had "committed to denuclearization" and to suspending nuclear and missile tests.

The whiplash development could put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

"I believe they will honor that commitment", the president said. It has also, from the USA point of view, repeatedly cheated on past nuclear deals.

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