Trump reaffirms second North Korea summit plan

Trump reaffirms second North Korea summit plan

Trump reaffirms second North Korea summit plan

The President's comments came hours after Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a working meeting in Argentina, discussing several issues that included a temporary freeze on higher tariffs, fentanyl reclassification as a controlled substance, and the North Korea peninsula.

The military said no unusual North Korean activity was reported on Saturday.

South Korean soldiers escorted the defector to safety after finding him moving south of the eastern side of the military demarcation line that bisects the Koreas, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The six-carriage train is transporting 28 South Koreans including railway engineers and other personnel, and carrying 55 tonnes of fuel and an electricity generator.

More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled their homeland but most flee across the porous frontier with China, and rarely across the inter-Korean border which is fortified with minefields and barbed wire.

In November previous year, a North Korean soldier drove to the heavily guarded border at speed and ran across under fire from his own comrades.

"We're getting along very well".

According to several Western media outlets, Trump told them aboard Air Force One after attending the Group of 20 (G20) summit that the meeting would occur early in 2019.


The current railway project has also faced delays over concerns it could violate United Nations sanctions imposed on the North over its nuclear and missile programmes. The administration of South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears determined to host Kim in Seoul before the end of the year.

US officials are seeking a "substantive next step" toward denuclearization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN on Saturday, adding that Washington has been seeing good progress in discussions with Pyongyang.

The US has urged North Korea to take concrete steps towards denuclearization, whereas Pyongyang has demanded guarantees for its survival before the signing of a peace treaty.

They have also begun work to reconnect a train line and fix another rail link across the border. The South Koreans have expressed hope the visit - which would be a first for a North Korean leader - could happen by the end of this year.

When asked if Kim would come to the U.S. for a visit apart from the second summit, Trump said "at some point" he will.

Moon's office said that Trump also gave the green light for Kim to visit Seoul, saying the two leaders agreed that would "provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula".

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk together before their working lunch during their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018.

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