U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies at a hearing of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2018.
Lu said China had played a positive role on the Korean peninsula, after Trump reiterated his suggestion that Kim's recent meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping had influenced Kim to harden his stance ahead of the summit.
The entire talk about North Korea wanting to cancel the summit started when scheduled talks between the North and South were canceled because South Korean military held joint exercises with the USA military.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Wednesday that a "bad deal" with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "not an option" for the United States.
"Bolton meant how Gaddafi allowed the USA to pack up and take away his nuclear-weapons-related equipment".
Singapore's United Nations ambassador, Burhan Gafoor, asked the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea for a sanctions exemption for the delegation to attend the scheduled June 12 meeting as well as for "preparatory work for the summit".
But both sides have expressed doubts as the summit, scheduled for next month in Singapore, draws closer, Mr Trump yesterday said there was a "very substantial chance" the meeting would not happen.
He said he intends to meet with allies in June to discuss next steps to stop what he described as all of Tehran's nuclear and non-nuclear threats.
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Mr Pompeo has twice met Mr Kim in Pyongyang.
"We're optimistic that we can achieve an outcome that would be great for the world", Pompeo said.
On the other hand, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo adopted a more positive stance by stating that the USA is continuing their preparations as the summit is going to happen.
Kim's paranoia about losing power is believed to have played a role in the assassination of his older half-brother Kim Jong Nam early past year in a Malaysian airport.
For starters, there'd be the craved photo of him shaking hands with a sitting U.S. president.
A failed summit would damage Trump's self-promoted image as a master deal-maker. But whereas Trump dreads political embarrassment, Kim has more existential fears.
Pompeo told the committee that it's his hope that when Trump and Kim confer, "we can get the North Koreans to make this strategic shift about how best to serve the country - that the nuclear weapons program isn't in fact the thing that keeps the regime in power, but the thing that prevents the regime from being in a place it wants to be with economic success".
However, Pyongyang's professed commitment to "denuclearisation" is likely to differ from Washington's demand for "comprehensive, verifiable and irreversible" nuclear disarmament.