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Trump may meet Kim in Vietnam


MNA International Desk: US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on 27-28 February, while giving himself credit for averting a major war on the Korean Peninsula. In his annual State of the Union address to Congress, Trump said much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in its nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as proof of progress. “If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would ...

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World escaped nuclear weapons threat: Moon


MNA International Desk: South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing US President Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, an end to joint US-South Korean military exercises and gave US guarantees of security to North Korea. “There have been many analyses on the outcome of the summit but I think what’s most important ...

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Trump, Kim enter wider talks ending one-on-one meeting

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MNA International Desk: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un entered wider talks attended by their top leaders in Singapore, after ending a 41-minute one-on-one meeting on Tuesday. Kim and Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met. The two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. “Working together we will get it taken care of,” Trump told Kim at the start of the wider meeting. “We will solve it.” Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of ...

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North Korean leader Kim visits China

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MNA International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour. After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed that Kim had visited Beijing and met Xi during what China’s Foreign Ministry called an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. The China visit was Kim’s first known trip outside North Korea since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation ...

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Trump ready to meet Kim Jong Un


MNA International Desk: US President Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim is the ultimate decision-maker in his country, a senior administration official said on Thursday. ‘President Trump has made his reputation on making deals,’ the official said in a briefing with reporters after Trump’s agreement to meet Kim at a time and place to be chosen in what would be the first-ever US-North Korea summit. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the message from Kim was relayed orally to Trump by a South Korean delegation in the Oval Office. There was ...

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Kim ‘wants closer ties’ with South Korea


MNA International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his ‘firm will to vigorously advance’ inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong travelled to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Monday in hopes of encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk to one another. Washington and Pyongyang have been at loggerheads for months over the North’s nuclear and missile programmes, with U.S. President Donald Trump ...

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We are not your enemy: Tillerson to N Korea


MNA Editorial Desk: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised on Tuesday that the United States is not trying to topple Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean regime, but warned it must halt its nuclear missile program, reported news agency. Briefing reporters on diplomatic efforts to pressure Pyongyang, Tillerson said Washington would be willing to talk to the North if its leaders accept that they must disarm. “We don’t think having a dialogue where the North Koreans come to the table assuming they’re going to maintain their nuclear weapons is productive,” he warned. But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that ...

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Trump says he would be ‘honored’ to meet Kim Jong Un


MNA International Desk: President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘under the right circumstances’ to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program. As Pyongyang threatens to carry out a sixth nuclear test that would further enflame tensions on the Korean peninsula, Trump appeared to offer the prospect of a diplomatic off-ramp. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him I would, absolutely. I would be honored to do it,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I ...

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Police detained second woman in Kim Jong Nam murder

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MNA International Desk: Malaysian police detained a second woman on Thursday suspected of involvement in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reported news agency. She has been remanded in custody for seven days along with a woman who was caught at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Wednesday, two days after Kim Jong Nam was assaulted there with what was believed to be a fast acting poison. The woman was carrying an Indonesian passport, unlike the first suspect who held Vietnamese travel papers. Lawmakers in South Korea earlier cited their ...

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Donald Trump willing to talk Kim Jong-un


MNA International Desk: Donald Trump has said he is willing to talk to Kim Jong-un to stop North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The US has critically ill relation with North Korea on different issues. He told to Reuters that, “I would speak to him; I would have no problem speaking to him. At the same time I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China.” In January Mr. Trump praised Kim’s leadership style, calling it “incredible”. During a rally in Iowa he said, “You have got to give him credit. He wiped out ...

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