Trump: 'No Rush' to See North Korea Denuclearize
U.S. President Donald Trump is downplaying expectations for his second summit next week with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, but is predicting "it'll be a very exciting couple of days." Trump said he spoke on Tuesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about the upcoming talks and he will also be phoning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday. Moon told Trump that Seoul "is ready to play that role by reconnecting inter-Korean railways and roads and launching inter-Korean economic cooperation projects if asked by President Trump and said it was a way to lessen the United States' burden," said the South Korean Blue House in a statement. Trump is to meet Kim in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on Feb. 27 and 28 as a follow-up to their first summit last June in Singapore. Some critics contend that the initial encounter resulted in nothing binding beyond a historical handshake, and Pyongyang has taken no steps to rid itself of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal. "I think a lot can come from it. At least I hope so — the denuclearization ultimately," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday afternoon, declaring his relationship with Kim to be "very strong." 'No rush' on denuclearization The president said as long as there is no testing of rockets, missiles or nuclear weapons by Pyongyang, he is in "no rush" to see North Korea denuclearize. "A lot of the media would like to say: 'What's going on? Speed, speed, speed.' No rush whatsoever. We're going to have our meeting. We'll see what happens. I think ultimately we're going to be very successful," Trump said. The president said there is now "a lot of sane thinking" coming out of Pyongyang, a reversal from early in his administration when Trump threatened... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Trump: 'No Rush' to See North Korea Denuclearize, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: VOA NEWS - Tuesday, 19 February
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