US News Trump: We'll see if North Korea summit still on

20:41  16 may  2018
20:41  16 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Donald Trump Says June 12 North Korea Summit 'May Not Work Out'

  Donald Trump Says June 12 North Korea Summit 'May Not Work Out' South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Washington for Tuesday a series of meetings with President Trump regarding the upcoming U.S. summit with North Korea – which could be in jeopardy following tough new rhetoric from Pyongyang and a new acknowledgement from Trump. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Washington for Tuesday a series of meetings with President Trump regarding the upcoming U.S. summit with North Korea – which could be in jeopardy following tough new rhetoric from Pyongyang and a new acknowledgement from Trump.

The signs read: " Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim by May." She added: “ We are not going to have this meeting take place until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea .”

President Trump Says He' ll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'. Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in their recent secret meeting, and he declared, “ We ’ve never been in a position like this” to address worldwide

 Video: 'We'll see" if NK summit still on: Trump (Provided by Reuters)

Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned US summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see". 

The US President said whatever happens, he will still insist on the denuclearisation of North Korea.

Speaking at the White House at a meeting with the President of Uzbekistan, he said the US has not "heard anything" about threats to cancel the summit.

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

  North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called ‘‘misleading’’ claims that Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table. The North’s official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman warning the claims are a ‘‘dangerous attempt’’ to ruin a budding detente on the Korean Peninsula after Kim’s summit late last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

But with uncertainty still surrounding the summit itself – including its objectives and timetable – it is not yet clear what will happen when Trump comes face-to-face with the man who once called him a ‘mentally deranged US dotard’, or what the meeting’s When to trade Trump ’s North Korea summit .

Asked whether the summit , planned for 12 June in Singapore, was still on , Trump told reporters: “ We ’ ll see what happens.” North Korea uses it to describe a long-term process in which all nuclear weapons powers would eventually disarm, while Trump administration officials have interpreted it as

"We haven't been notified at all," Mr Trump said.

"We haven't seen anything. We haven't heard anything.

"We will see what happens."

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un © Getty Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Mr Trump's security adviser John Bolton said the odds are still in favour of the summit going ahead, he told Fox News Radio.

Early on Wednesday morning North Korea threatened to pull out of the first ever summit with the US, planned for 12 June in Singapore.

The North said it has no interest in a summit based on "one-sided" demands to give up its nuclear weapons.

First vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan said that if the US "corners us and unilaterally demands we give up nuclear weapons we will no longer have an interest in talks and will have to reconsider whether we will accept the upcoming DPRK-US summit".

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful.".

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 16 (Reuters) - The United States is still hopeful that an unprecedented summit with North Korea will take place, in spite of a threat by Pyongyang to pull out, but President Donald Trump is prepared for a tough North and South Korea hold historic meeting. See Gallery.

His threat came after the North scrapped high-level talks with South Korea hours before they were due to start on Wednesday, blaming the South's military drills with the US, which began on Friday.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said earlier on Wednesday htat preparations for the summit were ongoing despite the cancellation of the South Korean talks.

She said Mr Trumpm is "hopeful" the meeting will still take place.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo © Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "If it doesn't we'll continue the maximum pressure campaign that's been ongoing," she told Fox and Friends.

Kim Kye Gwan said the fate of the summit and relations between North Korea and the US "would be clear" if Washington spoke of a Libya-style denuclearisation for the North.

Mr Trump would also remain a "failed president" if he followed in the steps of his predecessors, the statement added.

US Brushes Off Pyongyang's Tough Talk, Proceeds With Planning for Summit

  US Brushes Off Pyongyang's Tough Talk, Proceeds With Planning for Summit President Donald Trump is still planning to hold a summit meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. officials said, brushing off sharp comments by one of Pyongyang’s senior diplomats that caught the Trump administration by surprise. While proceeding apace with summit plans, Mr. Trump and his foreign-policy team on Wednesday also refrained from firing back with tough words of their own. Mr. Trump previously has called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” and warned of American “fire and fury.

Still , if Trump asks Kim to curb North Korea ’s improving nuclear weapons and missiles program, the US ’s Iran deal reversal will still be fresh in Kim’s mind — and could increase the chances of a failed summit .

Trump : We ' ll see what happens with North Korea . "The summit itself brings a lot of opportunity at the same time it brings great risk," said Lisa Collins, a Korea Chair fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Kim Kye Gwan appeared to be responding to recent comments from Mr Trump's security adviser John Bolton and others suggesting that North Korea should follow the "Libyan model" of nuclear disarmament.

Libya cut its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of sanctions.

Kim Jong Un (L) and Moon Jae-in (R) shake hands over the military demarcation line © Getty Kim Jong Un (L) and Moon Jae-in (R) shake hands over the military demarcation line North Korea, however, sees the gruesome death of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 as justification for its own nuclear development amid what it describes as US threats.

If the US-North Korea summit was to be cancelled, it would be frustrating and embarrassing for Mr Trump, who had promised to make it a "very special moment for world peace".

It will also be a blow to optimism inspired by last month's historic meeting between Mr Kim and South Korea's leader President Moon Jae-in.

At the meeting, the first between the two countries in 11 years, Mr Kim pledged a "new history".

A joint statement said the two had confirmed their goal of achieving "a nuclear-free Korean peninsula through complete denuclearisation".

The statement did not provide any new specific ideas on how to achieve the objective, however.

Is Trump getting cold feet about the North Korea summit? .
WASHINGTON — President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to administration and foreign officials.  WASHINGTON — President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to

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