Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the talks were not “fruitful”.
“As you know, I will be meeting with Kim Jong-un in the coming weeks to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” the US president told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “Hopefully that meeting will be a great success and we’re looking forward to it.”
The president Donald Trump warned that he was prepared to walk away if the talks were not “fruitful”.
“If I think it’s a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we’re not going to go,” said at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “If the meeting, when I’m there, is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting.”
The mission, which came shortly after Pompeo was nominated as secretary of state, was the highest level meeting between the two countries since 2000, when Madeleine Albright-met Kim Jong-il, Kim’s father, in Pyongyang.