Last week, Trump met with the highest ranking North Korean official in 18 years at the White House.
Several lawmakers have raised concerns that Trump's team might similarly sideline the interests of South Korea and Japan, or give Kim a pass on North Korea's other aggressive actions at home and overseas.
Concern is growing among Japanese diplomatic officials and others over whether human rights issues, including Pyongyang's abduction of Japanese nationals, will be discussed in detail at a U.S.
The Capella Hotel has been considered to be the venue for the landmark summit, thanks to the United States delegation - including deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin - having made the upscale lodgings their base during ongoing discussions with their North Korean counterparts.
"I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong Un", Assad was quoted saying in the report, using the initials for North Korea's official name and referring to Kim using letters that stand for "his excellency".
Last month, the White House also unveiled commemorative coins for the summit, making for an awkward juxtaposition when Trump canceled the event on May 24, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", although he subsequently revived the talks.
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Any end-of-war declaration - even if short of an actual treaty - could erode USA leverage in future negotiations if North Korea does not give ground on nuclear issues, experts warned.
Rodman, who struck up a relationship with the strongman during a visit in 2013, will be traveling to Singapore a day before the June 12 sitdown between President Trump and Kim, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Reuters says a senior U.S. official, also speaking anonymously, has also endorsed the report.
The government has said police would make stricter checks of people and personal belongings and items such as public address systems and remotely piloted aircraft system would be prohibited.
Bolton ruffled some feathers in April by speculating that the Trump administration was "looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004" as part of potential negotiations with North Korea. "However, we also believe that Congress must act as a check on any agreement that does not live up to these principles by imposing tougher sanctions and oversight". Announcing the sanctions, the USA accused North Korea of cruelty and hardship, "including extrajudicial killings, forced labor and torture".
Washington has called that unacceptable and demanded North Korea embark on full and verifiable denuclearization.
That official said United States negotiators' efforts to press for definitions of immediate, comprehensive, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation by North Korea had run into opposition from the White House.
Evans Revere, a former US negotiator with North Korea, said any kind of joint peace declaration at this stage - when Pyongyang has shown no real willingness to give up its nuclear programme - would be premature.