State Department officials - Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton and deputy special representative for North Korean policy Mark Lambert - continue to communicate with the North Koreans though their mission to the United Nations, discussions which are referred to as the "New York channel".
According to CNN, the talks are being led by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Mike Pompeo, using intelligence back channels, and his team has met North Korean officials in a third country.
United States and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently, in which Pyongyang directly delivered the message of its willingness to hold the summit, the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Analysts echoed that the efforts show that the U.S. intelligence agencies are taking the lead for summit preparations, but expressed skepticism whether such moves were headed by the North's Reconnaissance General Bureau, which deals with clandestine operations against South Korea.
South Korean emissaries had presented Kim Jong Un's (left) invitation to meet with USA president Donald Trump (right).
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