May 27, 2018

White House puts an asterisk on Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting (CNN)

White House puts an asterisk on Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting (CNN)

President Donald Trump will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unless North Korea takes “concrete and verifiable actions” toward denuclearization, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday.

“They have made some major promises. They have made promises to denuclearize. They have made promises to stop nuclear and missile testing,” Sanders said. “We’re not going to have this meeting take place until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea.” Sanders’ comments Friday cast doubt on the President’s much-ballyhooed agreement to meet the North Korean leader, with the White House appearing to impose new conditions that were not apparent a day earlier. The South Korean national security adviser said Kim is “committed to denuclearization,” but there was no indication that North Korea had promised to take steps toward denuclearization in order to secure a meeting with the US President. Read more

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