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"There is an atmosphere that North Korea is betting the fate of the nation on the summit with the United States", a government source here said Monday.

In Singapore, officials from the U.S. and North Korea - led by the White House's deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin and North Korea's de facto chief of staff Kim Chang Son - reportedly wrapped up their meetings to hammer out logistical details for the high-stakes summit.

Meetings with North Korean delegates took place there last week.

Speaking to reporters after his meeting with North Korea's Kim Yong-chol, Trump said that he believes that North Korea is open to denuclearizing quickly.

Kim Jong Un has reportedly fired North Korea's top three military generals in what appears to be an attempt to quash dissent ahead of a summit with Donald Trump.

Trump's allies on Capitol Hill resisted measuring the success of the summit by whether Trump is able to produce a commitment that previous administrations failed to deliver.

Trump said last week he expected an eventual "very positive result" with North Korea but dampened expectations for a breakthrough in Singapore, saying it could take several meetings to reach an agreement.

However, there's also a high likelihood that a lifetime of indoctrinated belief the West, and notable the United States, is an enemy to the North Korean people may make many uncomfortable with the idea of Kim meeting with the American president, and especially with the possibility of denuclearizing.

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Now young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks set to achieve the longstanding dream of his family dynasty - a face-to-face meeting with a sitting US President.

"I am not going to get into the specifics of the letter, but as the president said, they were interesting, and we feel like things are continuing to move forward, and good progress has been made, and we're continuing to prepare for the president's summit", Sanders said. Lavrov held talks with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in early May in Moscow, and his return visit Thursday, the first trip by a Russian foreign minister to Pyongyang in nine years, came in less than a month.

"But whether it would also be the start of eliminating the dangers North Korea poses to its neighbours with its weapons programs and to others with its exports of weapons and technology is far from certain".

North Korea made no immediate reference to any military changes, and it remains hard to assess whether the shake-up could signal a significant change in North Korean policies.

"Look, we're all about human rights", said Sen.

It is a shift from the speedy, "all-in-one" denuclearization the U.S. has demanded from North Korea.

In a letter to the president, seven influential Democrats warned that any outcome that would ease sanctions without a verification of Pyongyang's efforts to dismantle its nuclear and missile arsenal was "a bad deal".