Trump confirms senior DPRK official heading to New York to discuss Trump-Kim meeting

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a senior official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is heading to New York for talks about a possible meeting between US and DPRK leaders.

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, is "heading now to New York."

Trump misspelt Kim's name as "Kim Young Chol" in his tweet announcing the visit.

"We have put a great team together for our talks" with DPRK, said Trump, "meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, the US president added.

Trump on Sunday confirmed that a US official team had arrived in the DPRK to talk about the preparation for talks between the DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un and himself, which was originally scheduled on June 12 in Singapore.