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Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

By Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be announced "pretty soon" but that the location had yet to be determined.

 

Trump, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the United Nations, said: "Chairman Kim has been really very open and terrific, frankly. I think he wants to see something happen."

 

Moon met with Kim for a third time last week. He said brought Trump a personal message from the North Korean leader saying he was hoping to meet with the U.S. president again soon.

 

Trump and Kim met for an unprecedented summit on June 12, and Trump has been keen on a second meeting, even though some U.S. officials and most analysts say Pyongyang has yet to show it is prepared to give up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States.

 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a news briefing earlier on Monday he hoped to travel back to North Korea before the end of the year to make final preparations for a second summit, which he said he was "confident" would happen.

 

"I expect I’ll be travelling to Pyongyang before too long," he said.

 

Asked if that would be before the end of the year, he replied: "Yes. Lord willing, I’ll be travelling before the end of the year."

 

Pompeo said he was optimistic that Kim would deliver on his pledge to denuclearize, but this would take time.

 

"We’re bringing the two senior leaders, the individuals who can actually make the decisions that will move this process forward, bring them together so we can continue to make progress towards what the U.N. Security Council has demanded and what Chairman Kim has promised he would do.

 

"That’s the effort. There remains work to be done. There will be some time before we get to complete denuclearization for sure."

 

At last week's meeting with Moon, Kim promised to dismantle a missile site and also a nuclear complex - if the United States took "corresponding action."

 

However, while appearing to set a positive tone, the commitments fell far short of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of North Korea's weapons programs and irreversible steps towards denuclearization.

 

The mood though is sharply changed from that at last year's U.N. General Assembly, when Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and mocked the North Korean leader as "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission."

 

North Korea's representative to the meeting, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, responded to Trump's U.N. remarks last year by calling them "the sound of a dog barking" and warning that North Korea could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.

 

Pompeo has proposed a meeting with Ri at the General Assembly this week. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said last week the two had agreed to meet but said the meeting could take place later.

 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom; additional reporting by David Alexander and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Doina Chiacu and James Dalgleish)

 
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-- © Copyright Reuters 2018-09-25

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Oh boy here we go be careful Kim Donald is looking for a life ring

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Another opportunity for Kim to cement Trumps position as his b*tch!

Nothing much has changed since the last summitt and if it were not for the persistence of the South Koreans, things would likely have been worse.

It was a monumental lesson for Trump showing that he is truly clueless on the world stage and can readily be owned by even these crackpot/tinpot, Mongolian hotpot dictators......

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It would divert attention from Donald's other problems... On - Off - On - Off... and some good old name calling too boot... 

 

Wounder if Kim's now redundant nuclear test site guys are any good at building walls???  :cheesy:

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" That was a big big problem,” Trump said of North Korea in front of a typically raucous pro-Trump crowd. “And, you know, when I did it, and I was really being tough, and so was he. And we were going back and forth, and then we fell in love, OK. No, really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they're great letters. And then we fell in love.”

 

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-love-1145179

 

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4 hours ago, Opl said:

" That was a big big problem,” Trump said of North Korea in front of a typically raucous pro-Trump crowd. “And, you know, when I did it, and I was really being tough, and so was he. And we were going back and forth, and then we fell in love, OK. No, really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they're great letters. And then we fell in love.”

 

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-love-1145179

 

 

Maybe they'll have a three-in-a-bed romp with Uncle Vladimir!

 

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11 minutes ago, Stocky said:

 

Maybe they'll have a three-in-a-bed romp with Uncle Vladimir!

 

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I love that photo!!!  :clap2:

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On 9/25/2018 at 10:11 AM, Tug said:

Oh boy here we go be careful Kim Donald is looking for a life ring

Very original Tugger!

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