Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Trump says Kim summit all about attitude, not preparation

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"If the summit does go well, will you be inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States", Daily Caller White House reporter Saagar Enjeti asked in the Rose Garden.

"I think I'm very well prepared", Trump said.

Trump said on June 1, "I don't even want to use the term "maximum pressure" anymore" regarding North Korea. It's about the attitude.

Abe requested Thursday's meeting with Trump to elevate his country's concerns about the summit.

"It's the long-held desire of the Japanese people to have her and all of their abductees come home so that the parents, while they're healthy, can embrace the girl and other abductees again in their arms", Abe said.

"At a minimum we'll start with perhaps a good relationship, and that's something that's very important toward the ultimate making of a deal".

Giuliani told Business Insider on Wednesday he didn't know for certain Kim had begged Trump in this regard, but said it was his "speculation". "It would be wonderful if it were". Trump on Friday departs for a 24-hour stop in Canada for a Group of Seven summit of leading industrial nations. "North Korea summit so we can push forward nuclear and missile issues, and most importantly the abduction problem, and make for a successful summit".

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They also agreed to maintain sanctions imposed on North Korea, based on U.N. Security Council resolutions, while seeking North Korea's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. "We'll see what happens".

"President Trump is hopeful".

Following the summit, Pompeo will fly on to China, Japan and South Korea to brief the key regional players on the next steps in the diplomatic effort.

But before tackling the thorny trade issue, Mr. Trump expressed unbridled optimism - and confidence - about his June 12 tete-a-tete with Mr. Kim in Singapore.

The main issue for the summit in Singapore is the USA demand for North Korea to abandon a nuclear weapons programme that now threatens the United States.

The decision to call the summit off - before putting it back on - humbled Kim, the president's lawyer said. Sputnik spoke to American political commentator, Rob Taub, to discuss the implications of Mr. Giuliani's comment. Abe strongly hoped that this historic summit in Singapore will be a resounding success. Subject to change. But the summit is all ready to go, ' the president said.

Trump has lately been playing down expectations for the summit by no longer talking about an immediate agreement to eradicate North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

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