Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to say good morning in Singapore

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The White House has announced that the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in Singapore at 09:00 local time.

 The announcement of the time of the first meeting of the two leaders came just three days after Trump's meeting in the Oval Office with Kim's right hand, who handed the US president a letter from the North Korean leader.

Asked about the contents of the letter, US presidential spokeswoman Sarah Saunders refused to "go into details of the letter", but added that "we feel that things are going well and good progress has been made".

"I can tell you that the president receives daily updates on North Korea from his national security team," he said. "And I can also tell you that a temporary schedule for this first meeting is for June 12, at 09:00 Singapore time."

Asked whether the US-led campaign against North Korea would continue, Saunders said US policy had not changed and that Washington continued to impose tough sanctions on Pyongyang.

"We will maintain the sanctions, they are very strong and we will not lift these sanctions unless North Korea is denuclearized," he said.