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Officials: North Korea told U.S. Kim Jong Un ready to talk denuclearization

North Korean officials have directly notified the United States that leader Kim Jong Un is prepared to discuss his country's nuclear weapons program when he meets with President Trump, The Associated Press reports.

Two members of the Trump administration confirmed to AP on Sunday that Pyongyang directly communicated with the U.S., but would not say when or how this contact occurred. Last month, South Korean leaders visiting Washington passed along an invitation from Kim to Trump to hold a summit, and Trump immediately accepted the offer. They have not yet set a date for their meeting.