"While the freedom of three American prisoners is a fantastic start, let's acknowledge that Kim has not yet ushered in freedom for all". We welcome their release and view this as a sign of goodwill from Kim Jong Un that puts us on the right track for a successful summit.
In a tweet last week, Trump hinted at their impending release, saying that "the past Administration has always been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail". "I think you probably broke the all-time in history television rating for 3 o'clock in the morning", he said.
He adds: "We got Otto home the previous year, but it wasn't soon enough".
However, experts told VOA there is a gap between the United States and North Korea regarding the steps toward denuclearization, with North Korea continues to press for a phased and incremental approach.
Trump has repeatedly said that if the meeting with Kim does not take the right course, he may walk out or cancel the summit.
He says, "We have no illusions about that".
It said the North will invite journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to witness the dismantling process.
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The surprise China-North Korea summit this week is meant to ensure that Beijing's voice is heard when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds a historic meeting with President Donald Trump.
"I am confident we have a shared understanding of the outcome that the leaders want", Pompeo said, "certainly President Trump and Chairman Kim and I think President Moon as well".
China sent troops to fight on the North's behalf in the 1950-53 Korean War, and for years afterward, the relationship was described as being "as close as lips and teeth". "Our conversations were warm, we were each representing our two countries" and working to share an understanding of their objectives were, Pompeo said.
President Donald Trump is on board the military plane carrying three Americans released from North Korea during a middle-of-the-night welcome ceremony at a military base outside Washington. The former detainees - Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim - had been released Wednesday amid the warming of relations between longtime adversaries.
The three men had been jailed for anti-state activities and placed in labour camps. After being flown to a US military base in Japan, the men were taken to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. As they are reunited with their families, I ask that you give them the space and time to tell their stories when and if they are ready.
The third detainee, Kim Dong Chul, was arrested in October 2015.
U.S. President Donald Trump is to meet Kim on June 12 in Singapore.
Pompeo held a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha a day after he returned from a visit to North Korea with three Americans detained in the isolated nation.