U.S. President Donald Trump indicated on Thursday he could again meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of the year.
Asked whether he will meet Kim again this year, Trump told reporters, "At some point, yes...Certainly they want to meet, they'd like to meet. I think it's something that will happen and we'll see...I think something can happen."
His remarks came after a senior North Korean diplomat said Monday that Pyongyang is ready to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September, in a possible sign that the stalled denuclearization talks between the two nations may move forward.
Trump and Kim held talks for the first time in June last year, in Singapore, during which Kim pledged to work toward "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
They have subsequently met twice more, most recently in June at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. There, Kim agreed with Trump that the two countries would resume stalled negotiations within weeks, but these have not taken place.
Technically, Washington and Pyongyang remain in a state of war as the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a cease-fire. The two countries have no diplomatic relations.