In a shocking announcement Thursday night, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the North is "committed" to denuclearization. The intended meeting -- confirmed by the president and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders -- is supposed to take place by May, but a time and place have yet to be decided.
Chung said Kim "expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible. President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization."
Chung also said Kim agreed to refrain from nuclear testing, and routine joint military exercises will continue as planned. "I told President Trump that in our meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he's committed to denuclearization," Chung said. "He pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests."