Former US basketball player Dennis Rodman will reportedly be in Singapore when Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next week.
The Singapore government has said police would make stricter checks of people.
Rodman has developed a unusual friendship with Kim over the last few years, and he is one of the few American citizens who have made multiple trips to North Korea to meet with the leader.
"Our policy hasn't changed, and as the president stated, we have sanctions on, they're very powerful and we would not take those sanctions off unless North Korea denuclearized", Sanders said on Monday.
Summit With North Korea Is Back On
Kim Yong Chol spent more than an hour in the Oval Office where he was spotted shaking hands with the president. On Friday, Trump told the press that the "letter was a very nice letter" and offered to share it with them.
"We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote on Twitter.
"But as the president said, they were interesting, and we feel like things are continuing to move forward and good progress has been made". He said he longer wanted to use the term "maximum pressure" for his policy on North Korea because the two countries were getting along. "But I think you're going to have a very positive result in the end". I think it's going to be a process.
The Kremlin leader said last month that his own proposed meeting with Trump was not working out for now and was beset by problems.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 1, 2018. According to President Trump it likely won't be the last.
North Korea has been fairly isolated from conducting business with the rest of the world with United Nations sanctions placed on the country due to its nuclear weapons program.