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UPDATE: Trump says June 12 Singapore summit is a go, after meeting with top North Korean official

Updated: 1:48 p.m. on June 1, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (CBSNews) -- President Trump said the June 12th summit in Singapore with North Korea is happening, after meeting with top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol for more than an hour in the Oval Office.

"We'll be meeting on June 12th in Singapore," the president said, one week after canceling the summit.

The top North Korean aide is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years. He delivered a letter from North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Mr. Trump.  

"That letter was a very nice letter. Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter," the president told the press.

The top North Korean aide met with Pompeo Wednesday night and Thursday in New York.

"It will take bold leadership from Chairman Kim Jong Un if we are able to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course for the world," Pompeo said Thursday. "President Trump and I believe Chairman Kim is the kind of leader who can make those kinds of decisions. And that in the coming weeks and months, we will have the opportunity to test whether or not this is the case."

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Posted: 1:17 p.m. on June 1, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (CBSNews) -- Top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol is interacting with President Trump at the White House Friday, after meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York. He is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years.

The leader's aide is expected to deliver a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo and Mr. Trump have been optimistic about the possibility of a summit since the president called it off last week, but it's unclear whether a summit will take place June 12.

"It will take bold leadership from Chairman Kim Jong Un if we are able to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course for the world," Pompeo said Thursday. "President Trump and I believe Chairman Kim is the kind of leader who can make those kinds of decisions. And that in the coming weeks and months, we will have the opportunity to test whether or not this is the case."

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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