North Korea White House announcement LIVE: Donald Trump ‘to meet Kim Jong-un FACE TO FACE’

The invitation is set to be at the heart of the announcement, however, it is also believed that a meeting between the despot leader and South Korea leader Moon Jae-in will also be detailed.

Despite the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough between the US and North Korea, Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in are understood to be unchanged on their plans to conduct military drills around the peninsula.

12.14am: Chung Eui-yong thanks Mr Trump’s “maximum pressure policy”