Trump to Kim: We shall return!

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he will have a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “in the not too distant future” in an effort to denuclearize the country.

 

Trump and Moon met after the South Korean leader held a summit last week in Pyongyang with Kim, who expressed willingness to have a second meeting with Trump soon to push ahead with denuclearization negotiations.

 

Earlier Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed eagerness to travel to North Korea “before the end of the year” to make “final preparations” for a second summit, which would follow a historic first meeting between Trump and Kim in June in Singapore.

 

The talks will last for a day or two through with Moon in Pyongyang, Kim pledged to permanently dismantle North Korea’s key missile test site in Tongchang-ri under the watch and to ditto with its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon if the United States takes reciprocal measures.

 

America has criticized North Korea numerous times for failing to take credible measures to give up its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang says that it wants to declare a peace treaty to the Korean War first before any negotiating can as a way of building trust and guaranteeing its security.

 

The 1950-1953 conflict — involving the U.S.-led United Nations Command on one side and North Korean and Chinese forces on the other — ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.

 

After the latest Korean summit, NoKor said it was ready to immediately engage in negotiations with North Korea in a bid to achieve the goal of denuclearizing Pyongyang by the end of Trump’s first term in January 2021.

 

As part of efforts to jump-start stalled denuclearization talks, Pompeo said he invited North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to meet while in New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

 

Reference: Trump says 2nd summit with Kim to occur in “not too distant future”

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