Trump signals North Korea summit may have to wait
President says he believes Kim is ‘serious’ about denuclearization but suggests more groundwork needed
Speaking to reporters alongside his South Korean counterpart, US President Donald Trump called into question the highly anticipated, first-ever US-North Korea summit, planned for June 12.
“If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,” Trumps said in Oval Office, as reported by The Hill. “You never know about deals […] I’ve made a lot of deals. You never really know. It may not work out for June 12.”
Despite the new-found reticence, which follows what some saw as premature enthusiasm for holding direct talks with Kim, the president indicated that he believed the Kim regime is “serious” about denuclearization.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in stressed, regarding the possible Trump-Kim summit, that the “fate and the future” of the Korean Peninsula are hanging in the balance.