Trump North Korea summit LIVE: Updates as president ‘delays meeting’ with Kim Jong-un

Trump North Korea summit LIVE: Updates as president ‘delays meeting’ with Kim Jong-un (but plans to extend UK visit to play golf in Scotland!)

has admitted there is a ‘very substantial chance‘ the historic summit with may not take place next month.

The US president said must agree to conditions set by the US if a meeting were to take place, although Mr Trump added it may go ahead ‘later‘.

He made the remarks as he hosted the South Korean presidnet Moon Jae-in at the White House.

A historic first summit between the US and North Korea is scheduled for June 12 in , but North Korea has said ‘denuclearisation must take place‘. 

The US president is also being tipped to spend longer in the UK on his visit in July so he can spend time on his Scottish golf resorts – and may also meet the Queen.

MailOnline brings you the latest updates. 

 

  • Charlie Bayliss

    Host commentator

Auto-update 14:24 The 18 hour journey to North Korea‘s nuclear facility

CNN has published an article which reveals the arduous task of getting to North Korea‘s nuclear site.

The journalists are leaving from Wonsan, a city in North Korea‘s east coast, where they landed after getting a plane from Beijing.

It requires an 11-hour train journey, a four hour bus journey and then a trek hiking up to a mountain location where journalists can watch the explosion from a safe space.

View the article .

13:35 US stock index down amid uncertainty with China

US stock index futures were lower on Wednesday on fresh uncertainty over China‘s trade relationship with America, ahead of a Federal Reserve report that would be watched for cues on pace of future interest rate hikes.

Optimism dropped slightly after Trump announced the proposed summit with North Korea may not go ahead, and he also mentioned he was not happy about the trade talks between the two countries.

13:27 US-China needs ‘different structure‘ says Trump after he praised Xi for helping secure historic summit with North Korea

Donald Trump said there needed to be ‘a different structure‘ and citing difficulties such as verifying compliance to any deal.

It comes after Trump praised China for helping to put pressure on North Korea to secure a historic summit with the US.

11:23 Another problem for Trump

has published photographs which experts believe could point towards Iran starting up its long-range missile programme.

Donald Trump tore up the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month, and new satellite images published by the US publication indicate ‘some potentially disturbing developments‘.

Five experts scanned over the satellite images from 2017 and found their were clues, such as scarring in the ground and vehicle traffic where a known Shahrud underground site was. 

10:49 Journalists on their way to watch demolition of North Korea‘s nuclear test site

Foreign journalists are making the long trip up North Korea‘s east coast today to witness the proposed demolition of its Punggye-ri nuclear test facility.

The surprising gesture was made by North Korea as a gesture to help pave the way for a meeting with the US, which Donald Trump has said might not take place.

Pyongyang has promised to ‘completely‘ destroy the facility, which has staged all six of the country‘s nuclear test.

Among those test include its most powerful one to date back in September, which Kim claimed was an H-bomb.

The destruction of the site is due to take place either Thursday or Friday, depending on the weather.

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10:30 ‘The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge‘ is on the line

Poignant words from the South Korean president.

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The US president is currently hosting the South Korean leader at the White House. 

South Korean President Moon Jae-In speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday

10:09

 plans to extend his trip to Britain to three days so he can play golf with a celebrity sportsman at his Scottish resorts, it can be revealed.

The U.S. President is expected to head to his golf courses in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire during his visit to the UK this summer.

The programme has not yet been fixed but officials are working up a number of options that he will asked to choose from as soon as next week.

It is understood he will fly to the UK on July 12 for a dinner following the Nato summit in Brussels.

On the Friday he will be subject to a full-scale charm offensive as he is whisked around the country so he can see the best of Britain.

U.S. property magnate Donald Trump practices his swing at the 13th tee of his Trump International Golf Links course on the Menie Estate in 2011

10:01

 hedged his bets Tuesday on the likelihood that his Kim summit would move forward telling reporters as he greeted the South Korean president, ‘We‘ll soon know.‘

Trump in the Oval Office told journalists asking about the June 12 summit minutes later, ‘We’re moving along. We’ll see what happens. There are certain conditions we want to happen. I think we‘ll get those conditions. 

He added, ‘And if we don‘t, we won‘t have the meeting.‘

‘If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,‘ Trump said. ‘Maybe it will happen at a different time.‘ 

The U.S. president also said, ‘There‘s a very substantial chance that it won‘t work out, and that‘s OK.‘

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House

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