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Trump wants North Korea to denuclearize, but is in no hurry

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Trump wants North Korea to denuclearize, but is in no hurry

By Jeff Mason and Josh Smith

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the crisis in Venezuela during a visit to Florida International University in Miami, Florida, U.S., February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he wants North Korea to end its nuclear programme, but he is in no rush and has no pressing time schedule for Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize.

 

Trump is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the second time on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

 

Speaking to reporters at a White House event, Trump said sanctions against the Asian nation would remain in place in the meantime and noted Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently.

 

"I'm in no rush. There's no testing. As long as there is no testing, I'm in no rush. If there's testing, that's another deal," he said.

 

"I'd just like to see ultimately denuclearisation of North Korea," he also said.

 

Earlier on Tuesday Trump spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about the summit and he plans to talk to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.

 

Moon told Trump in the call that his country is willing to open economic engagement with North Korea if it will hasten Pyongyang's denuclearisation, Moon's office said.

 

Since Trump and Kim first met in June last year, there has been little progress in talks between the two countries, while Moon and Kim have forged ahead with multiple summits of their own, as well as promises of inter-Korean cooperation on everything from reducing border tensions to launching a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics.

 

But plans for economic projects, such as allowing South Korean tourists to visit the North, have been on hold while the United States keeps its sanctions in place.

 

Moon told Trump he was ready to undertake anything from reconnecting rail and road links between the two Koreas to other inter-Korean economic cooperation to help on denuclearisation, according to a statement from Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

 

"We're determined to take up that role if President Trump asks, if that's the way to lessen the U.S. burden," Moon said.

 

Moon said it was Trump's "leadership and firm resolve" that had brought difficult negotiations with North Korea thus far, according to the statement.

 

He also said Trump is "overcoming diplomatic failures over the past 25 years that did not accomplish any outcome through negotiations but only strengthened North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities."

 

Moon's praise echoes Trump's own assessment of his efforts. He recently said he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

(Writing by David Alexander and Lisa Lambert; editing by Bill Berkrot and James Dalgleish)

 

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Donald is hoping that he can hang this out until the next USA elections

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3 hours ago, Thailand said:

Does Trump yet know that Xie is the one in control here?

 

Incidentally, who pays for these junkets, costs shared or what?

The taxpayers who got screwed last year with the gives being less than the takeaways...middle class. Fake president!

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3 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

And Kim smiled and  said " I will if  you  will".

Exactly!  The US is a bully that gets nervous when others can fight back.

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I get it- he talking the talk and taking his time and go on and on and on about how he is on good terms with Kim and how they do what he wants (they don't!) and then he will leave office in 2020 (latest!) and leave the whole mess to whoever comes after him!

This is the some stunt, he does with his dumbass wall: he has no plan, he has nowhere to go and he doesn't really know, what is going on!

So he is just kicking sand into the eyes of his base, who believe, that he is an angel of peace, worthy of the Nobel- price, because HE teld them so!

 

With this clown and his incapable administration of crooks, wannabe's and people he ows favors to, there will be no REAL politics or policies with Northkorea- just hot air and folklore!

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The boy just plays a game in case if he can make US to drop the sanctions.

He wont give up his toys by getting advice from his big daddy. 

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4 hours ago, farcanell said:

“These commercial entities could "reap billions of dollars through contracts associated with constructing and operating nuclear facilities in Saudi Arabia".

 

“Firms linked to the president have reportedly pushed for these transfers.”

 

These 2 quotes from blues’s link (post above) seem to explain the why of it fairly clearly. 

 

I do seem to remember donald bumping his gums about the wonderful beach’s in NK, which would be great real estate for hotels, but I can’t really see them building a trump tower in his lifetime.... but this is an easy give me for his piggy bank.

In the future, I think only nations like North Korea, and Russia would be interested in his properties. His name is radioactive around the world, and nobody will touch his properties from this point forward. He is basically finished. The worst thing in the world he could have done for his brand, was to become president. He has alienated the majority of Americans, who did not know much about him before, and most people all over the world.

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2 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

In the future, I think only nations like North Korea, and Russia would be interested in his properties. His name is radioactive around the world, and nobody will touch his properties from this point forward. He is basically finished. The worst thing in the world he could have done for his brand, was to become president. He has alienated the majority of Americans, who did not know much about him before, and most people all over the world.

That is just from your perspective .

Many people also admire him and think that hes doing a good job as POTUS

The anti Trump brigade is just a vociferousness  minority

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