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BREAKING: Trump Announces Date and Location of North Korea Summit

We now know when and where the highly-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place.

In a Tweet on Thursday morning, the president announced that the summit will be held on June 12 in Singapore.

“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th,” Trump wrote. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”

The announcement of a date and time for peace talks solidifies a promise that President Trump has made for many months now to meet and negotiate with the North Korean leader to end its nuclear program.

The release of three Americans who were held in a North Korean prison camp is seen by many as a signal of North Korea’s willingness to come to the negotiating table with the United States. It also eliminates a barrier to peace talks for both countries.

For these efforts, the president has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by dozens of House Republicans, a prize he told reporters Wednesday he would never himself say that he deserves.

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