Second summit with North Korea's Kim after midterm polls

KCNAKim’s new ride is a slap in the face for the US

KCNAKim’s new ride is a slap in the face for the US

Trump said that in terms of timing, the summit "won't be that far away".

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, October 9, said that planning for his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is advanced and that "three or four locations" have been short-listed.

Rolls-Royce's "R" is seen on a wheel of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's limousine as he arrives to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang on Sunday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who met Kim on Monday in Pyongyang - his fourth visit this year - said the two sides were now "pretty close" to agreeing on the details for a second summit.

Trump and Kim held a historic first summit in Singapore on June 12 at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. His actions have fallen short, however, of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of its weapons and facilities and irreversible steps to give up its nuclear arsenal, which could threaten the United States.

"You got no rockets flying, you have no missiles flying, you have no nuclear testing", Trump said in the Oval Office.

"You have no nuclear tests, you have no rockets, and we have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim, which is very important", Trump said.

Pompeo said Kim indicated he was ready to allow global inspectors into North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site and the Sohae missile engine test facility as soon as there was agreement on logistics.

"I'd love to remove them, but we have to get something for doing it", Trump said.

"It's unclear how Kim would have procured either vehicle, as their purchases are nearly certainly violations of United Nations sanctions against North Korea, which prohibit the sale of luxury goods and automobiles to the North Korean government", CNN said.

The World Food Programme said on Tuesday the supply of food remained precarious in North Korea, where one in five children is stunted by malnutrition.