World Trump says will meet with North Korean leader in May or early June

05:47  10 april  2018
05:47  10 april  2018 Source:   Reuters

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or REUTERS/Carlos Barria. “We’ll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June and I think there’ll be great respect paid by both parties and

"We've been in touch with North Korea , we'll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June ," Trump said . The South Korean president’s office announced that Seoul and Pyongyang had reached a historic agreement on holding the third ever summit of the countries’ leaders in late April.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington© REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons programme.

"We'll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June and I think there'll be great respect paid by both parties and hopefully we'll be able to make a deal on the de-nuking of North Korea," Trump told reporters at the beginning of a Cabinet meeting.

"They've said so. We've said so," Trump added. "Hopefully, it'll be a relationship that's much different than it's been for many, many years."

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President Trump said Monday he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances.” “I wouldn't go there, that I can tell you,” Trump said at a campaign rally in June . Earlier , in a May 2016 interview with Reuters, Trump was similarly open-minded

A day earlier , Trump praised the North Korean leader as “a pretty smart cookie,” saying he was not to be underestimated.

North Korea has told the United States it is prepared to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula when Kim meets Trump, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said U.S. and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently in which Pyongyang directly confirmed its willingness to hold the unprecedented summit.

The communications, still at a preliminary stage, have involved State Department officials talking to North Korea, apparently through its United Nations mission, and intelligence officers from both sides using a separate back channel, the official said. Before that, Washington had relied mostly on South Korea's assurances of Kim's intentions.

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May 3, 2017jkountouris. A day earlier , Trump praised the North Korean leader as “a pretty smart cookie,” saying he was not to be underestimated. The Trump administration has repeatedly warned “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea .

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or early June , and expressed hope they’d reach a deal on “de-nuking” the Korean peninsula.

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US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea. But he gave no clues as to what they might be.US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea.

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