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|Trump Will Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation To Meet, White House Says. by akinboluwarin(m): 3:14am On Mar 09|
President Trump will accept an invitation by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to meet, the White House confirmed Thursday night, in a dramatic development after months of sabre-rattling between the two world leaders.
Kim extended the invitation and the president agreed that the two would meet by May, South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong announced at the White House.
"Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze," Trump tweeted . "Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!"
Trump, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, "will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined." But, Sanders added, "in the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain."
Earlier Thursday, Chung announced that Trump would meet with Kim to "continue the goal of denuclearization."
Kim "expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible," Chung said. "President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization."
Kim, according to Chung, understands that joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. would continue. The North Korean leader, according to recent talks with Chung, also claimed to be "commited to denuclearization."
"He (Kim) pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear missile tests," Chung said, adding that Trump's "leadership" and "maximum pressure" brought us "to this juncture."
Chung said that "along with President Trump," he is "optimistic of continuing a diplomatic process." But he added that "the pressure will continue until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions."
|Re: Trump Will Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation To Meet, White House Says. by akinboluwarin(m): 3:16am On Mar 09|
|Re: Trump Will Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation To Meet, White House Says. by Oluwapelumiwest(m): 3:56am On Mar 09|
|Re: Trump Will Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation To Meet, White House Says. by sunnyeinstein(m): 4:19am On Mar 09|
Several US presidents have tried and failed, Trump walks the talk
|Re: Trump Will Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation To Meet, White House Says. by fakeprophet(m): 4:52am On Mar 09|
North Korea has been the thorn on trump flesh.
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