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Trump hasnt sought options to reduce troops in S Korea: WH

Historic Korean Peace Treaty recorded on Ethereum Blockchain Donald Trump: Date and Place Set for Summit with Kim Jong-un
Guillermo Lane | 05 May, 2018, 01:44

A number of North Korean defector-led advocacy organizations, such as Fighters for a Free North Korea, planned a meeting at the Odu Mountain Unification Observatory near the border with North Korea to release thousands of leaflets denouncing the regime, South Korean media reported. South Koreans reacted to Washington's past attempts to pull out troops with calls for arming the country with nuclear weapons of its own.

The Times report, which cited several unidentified officials briefed on the deliberations, said reduced troop levels were not meant to be a bargaining chip in Trump's upcoming summit with Kim.

The New York Times has reported that Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for drawing down American troops in South Korea ahead of a landmark meeting with North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un.

According to South Korea, Kim has said he'd be willing to give up his nukes if the United States commits to a formal end to the Korean War and pledges not to attack the North.

"No, no no", Trump said, when asked about a New York Times report that he had instructed the Pentagon to develop options on troop removal.

Earlier this week, the USA president suggested that the demilitarised zone, or DMZ, between North and South Korea would be an excellent venue for the planned summit, but that Singapore was also a possible site.

McIlroy in the mix again at Quail Hollow
He got another par on the drivable par-4 14th but there was no reason to celebrate as he missed his birdie chance from four feet. Another three-putt fell Woods at the start of the Green Mile, Quail Hollow's long and hard three-hole finish. "I'm right there.


Until now, it was on Pyongyang Time, which is half an hour behind South Korea and Japan. The location and date for the first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit has yet to be announced. "North Korea watches us as much as we follow North Korea".

Trump had suggested during his campaign that he was open to potentially reduce USA troop presence in South Korea and Japan.

The meeting was suggested and provisionally agreed in March, after a South Korean delegation met Mr Kim in Pyongyang and later visited the White House.

"We're having very substantive talks with North Korea", Trump said.

Kim is to meet with Trump in May or early June.

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