The U.S. government is looking into reports that the Americans had recently been relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the location and date of his upcoming meeting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong Un probably will be announced in a "couple of days".
One of Wang's jobs was to try to stop Kim from veering towards the United States under President Trump, some Chinese experts said. "Stay tuned!" the president wrote.
Asked if Giuliani was authorized to discuss foreign policy on the Trump administration's behalf, Sanders said: "Not that I'm aware of".
North Korea will imminently release three Americans who have been imprisoned in the country, CNN is reporting.
North Korea has moved three American prisoners from a labour camp to a hotel ahead of the planned summit with the United States, a South Korean activist said.
Earlier this week, South Korea said that, regardless of the outcome of peace negotiations with the North, the country wanted US troops to remain in the country.
Here's what we know about the three men.
And, the third is Tony Kim, who also uses the name Kim Sang-duk, who was detained a year ago at the Pyongyang airport. He was reportedly detained while in Pyongyang Station.
Several foreign lecturers are thought to teach there.
In the declaration, Moon and Kim also pledged to sign a multilateral agreement to formally end the Korean War.
He was referring to Joseph Yun, the State Department's former North Korea negotiator, who saw the detainees on a visit to Pyongyang past year.
Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-duk - or Tony Kim - were both working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, founded by evangelical Christians from overseas, when they were detained previous year on suspicion of "hostile acts". -North Korean summit, according to a statement from the presidential office.
China had largely sat on the sidelines while the two Koreas improved ties, until Kim made a secretive trip to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in late March.
Trump has been determined to withdraw troops from South Korea, arguing that the United States is not adequately compensated for the cost of maintaining them, that the troops are mainly protecting Japan and that decades of US military presence had not prevented the North from becoming a nuclear threat.
Kim Dong Chol was arrested in October 2015 and six months later was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.
Joining Warren and Markey in signing the letter, were: U.S. Sens.