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NKorea will face no more conditions for talks — US officials

12 Marcha 2018, 08:36 | Bibiana Flor

US President Could Bumble Way to Korean Rebalancing

US President Could Bumble Way to Korean Rebalancing

Then he got to the point: The United States, South Korea and their allies should not repeat their "past mistakes", but South Korea believed that North Koreas mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un, was "frank and sincere" when he said he wanted to talk with the Americans about giving up his nuclear program.

FILE PHOTO - A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump's NK visit but hedged on a time frame. "If it does, it's the North Koreans' fault - they have not lived up to the promises that they made", he said.

"I may leave fast, or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these countries, including, frankly, North Korea, and that's what I hope happens". They are going to want a lot in return, but we can at least be setting a negotiating framework for a potential verifiable agreement. "But on this one, I think he's gambling for the right reason, [because] things with North Korea couldn't be worse".

He called an African-American congresswoman a "very low-IQ individual" and bashed the moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" as a "sleeping son of a bitch".

Trump agreed to meet with Kim and the two are expected to have the meeting some time before the end of May, although a time and place has not been set.

It would be a great understatement to say Trump has no demonstrated grasp of the complex issues involved in trying to forge a deal with North Korea. George W. Bush rejected the idea even though the Pyongyang regime, then under Kim Jong Il, said it was ready to discuss giving up its nuclear arsenal.

A meeting between Kim and Trump would be a turnaround after a year in which North Korea has carried out a battery of tests aimed at developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US.

You were actually getting some favorable mainstream media coverage - but then later on Tuesday your top economic adviser Gary Cohn announced he was going to resign. During these talks, he also spoke with them about America's trade deficit with them.

Scott Snyder, director of the US-Korea policy programme at the Council on Foreign Relations, said any appointee would need experience of dealing with Pyongyang, a solid understanding of previous talks, and sufficient standing to represent the US government overseas. More Trump grandstanding is not the way to do it.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

The paper cited Trump as telling Chinese President Xi Jinping in a telephone call on Friday that China's position that the United States should talk to North Korea was the correct one.

Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump also took credit for a reduced threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea surrounding Pyeongchang 2018.

The New York Times in a lead story described it as a gamble.

No sitting American president has ever met with a leader of the pariah state, and Trump's decision to accept Kim's offer reportedly surprised some of his senior administration officials.

"OK, OK", Trump said, cutting short the discussion.

'President Moon of South Korea said without Donald Trump, the Olympics would have been a total failure.

"It's a little hard to sell tickets when you think you're going to be nuked". But I think it's a risk worth taking. This economy is humming along. Trump's big stick has become something of an olive branch. Trump twittered his favourable response and promptly, and wisely, telephoned both the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Chinese President Xi Jin Ping.

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