Kim Jong Un briefs party leaders on future dialogue with US

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Kim Jong Un briefs party leaders on future dialogue with US
In this April 9, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s official media say leader Kim Jong Un has briefed top ruling party officials on his vision for the future direction of dialogue with the United States and his upcoming summit with South Korea’s president.

The official Korean Central News Agency reported Kim gave his “profound analysis and appraisal” of the prospects for North Korea-U.S. dialogue at a meeting of the Politburo of the ruling party’s Central Committee. The meeting was held on Monday.

Tuesday’s report did not mention plans for Kim to hold a summit with President Donald Trump in May or June, but it suggests Pyongyang is preparing for the meeting.

Kim is scheduled to meet first with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27 in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas.