U.S.-North Korea denuclearization talks: 2018 timeline

May 30, 2018 | News

South Korean President Moon Jae-in bids fairway to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he leaves after their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on May 26, 2018. (Presidential Blue House)

Son Ha Tran

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with a top North Korean official, in preparation for possible upcoming talks in June with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump announced the arrival of Kim Yong-chol, the Vice-Chairman of North Korea, in a tweet and the discussion is expected to occur in New York.

The move was unexpected since Trump abruptly canceled denuclearization talks scheduled for June in Singapore and returned to a critical attitude towards North Korea.

Since the beginning of 2018, the relations between the White House and Pyongyang have been through many ups and downs.

The timeline below shows the major events which are considerably contributing to the tension between two sides.