Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

United States puts condition on Trump-Kim meeting

United States puts condition on Trump-Kim meeting

Abuja/Seoul: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for the potentially historic handshake are worked out.

Kim invited Trump to a summit after agreeing to commit to denuclearization, halt nuclear and missile tests, and expressing understanding that joint military exercises between South Korea and the us would continue. Trump dispensed with decades of United States foreign policy orthodoxy with his decision, particularly given that the North Korean leader made only a vague offer-conveyed via a South Korean delegation that visited him-to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons program.

Trump agreed to meet with Kim Jong Un by the end of May and the two Koreas will hold a summit by end-April. Military commanders from China and North Korea signed the agreement on one side, while the US -led United Nations Command signed on behalf of the global community.

Asked in a Fox News interview due to air on Monday evening whether there was a real possibility of North Korea denuclearizing, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said: "We'll see, as the president often says".

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"There are lots of choices that are going to have to be made, and if the President feels that they all have to go the way that the United States wants them to go, we probably won't get to an agreement - and we probably will find ourselves at war", Sherman said.

The Park Geun-Hye government in Seoul shut down the factory zone in February 2016 in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. "And, if so, the meeting will go on as planned", she said.

The South Korean officials who carried Kim's invitation to Washington are visiting China and Japan this week to update state heads on the talks.

Tillerson spoke Monday at a news conference in Nigeria. Is it the removal of American troops from South Korea?

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Trump administration officials say there will be no additional conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders.

Mattis wouldn't talk at all about the diplomatic push over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Kono declined to say what that action should be, but South Korea's presidential Blue House quoted him as saying that the breakthrough on talks with North Korea was a near "miracle". It has continued to warn the United States and Japan against war-mongering, but its rhetoric has been tame compared with threats exchanged at the height of tensions past year.

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