WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President Donald Trump mentioned Saturday that “issues are going very nicely” after speaking with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in about an upcoming summit with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un.
“Simply had a protracted and excellent discuss with President Moon of South Korea. Issues are going very nicely, time and site of assembly with North Korea is being set,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Additionally spoke to Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe of Japan to tell him of the continued negotiations,” he wrote.
Moon met with Kim in a historic summit, agreeing on Friday to pursue a everlasting peace and the whole denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
An armistice introduced the combating on the Korean peninsula to an finish in 1953, however 65 years later, a closing peace settlement has nonetheless not been reached.
Whereas Trump talked with South Korea’s president, Protection Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with that nation’s Minister of Nationwide Protection Tune Younger-moo in regards to the current summit.
“Each Secretary Mattis and Minister Tune expressed severe dedication to a diplomatic decision that achieves full, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea,” the Pentagon mentioned in an announcement.
Final yr, Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear take a look at, by far its strongest thus far, and launched missiles able to reaching the US mainland.
Its actions despatched tensions hovering as Kim and Trump traded private insults and threats of battle.
Trump has demanded the North quit its weapons, and Washington is urgent for it to take action in a whole, verifiable and irreversible means.