Trump Says Will Meet North Korea’s Kim in May or Early June

Says Talks 'Very Exciting for the World'

President Trump said Monday that he will be meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un at some time in May, or in early June at the latest. This is the first update on the timing of the planned summit since it was announced.

Previously, Trump has said his intention was to meet Kim “by May,” though it was widely assumed it would be in May. The current US war games in South Korea are expected to continue until the end of April.

Trump has been extremely optimistic about the potential of the North Korea talks. Noting both sides have agreed to pursue denuclearization, Trump said the summit is “very exciting for the world.” He did not offer any new details on the talks beyond the updated dates.

North Korea has promised not to conduct any nuclear or missile tests before the talks. There is as yet no decision on where the summit will take place, though a lot of speculation is that it will be in the demilitarized zone. Secret talks on the specifics are said to be ongoing.

Author: Jason Ditz

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