North Korea has yet to respond publicly or privately to the decision by Donald Trump to attend a summit with its leader Kim Jong-un.
President Trump surprised many on Thursday by accepting an invitation to direct talks, relayed by the North Korean leader through South Korean envoys visiting the White House. He said he would meet Mr Kim “by May” after Pyongyang said it was willing to discuss giving up its nuclear weapons.
His ready agreement to meet took the world, and even leading members of his own administration, by surprise. Details on the agenda and timing and location of the planned summit remain vague, while Pyongyang appears to be wary about revealing its next move.