Trump Announces His Meeting With Kim Jong Un Back On Track For June 12 In Singapore


New Delhi:  After discussing the matter with a senior adviser to the North Korean leader in the White House to continue laying the groundwork for the historic meeting, US  President Donald Trump announced that his planned meeting with Kim Jong Un was back on for June 12 in Singapore.

 “We are going to deal, and we are really going to start a process,” Trump told reporters on Friday, adding that the two sides don’t expect to sign any agreement on June 12. “Remember what I say: We will see what we will see.”Trump said he spoke with the North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, about sanctions on the reclusive regime. The US has “hundreds of new sanctions that are ready to go” but isn’t going to implement them while talks are ongoing. “Why would I do that when we’re talking so nicely,” he said.

“I look forward to the day I can take the sanctions off North Korea,” Trump said. “I don’t even want to use the term maximum pressure anymore.”

He also said “we talked about ending the war,” suggesting a formal conclusion of hostilities stemming from the Korean War in the 1950s could be a result of the Singapore summit. “Can you believe we’re talking the ending of the Korean War?”

Trump received Kim Yong Chol, a former North Korean spy chief who’s been involved in decades of nuclear talks, in the Oval Office. The North Korean envoy hand-delivered a letter to Trump from the North Korean leader, after a day of talks in New York with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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