Good chance that Kim will give up nukes

Joann Johnston
March 30, 2018

Kim also expressed willingness to hold the summits with Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it said.

"Look forward to our meeting!" he added, referring to plans to bring the two leaders together for an unprecedented meeting in the coming months. Mr. Trump tweeted early Wednesday of his optimism that the dictator would keep up his end of the bargain of halting his nuclear weapon program.

Kim said he was greatly encouraged and inspired by Xi's important views on North Korea-China friendship and the development of relations between the two countries. "Now there is a good chance Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity", he wrote.

It is Kim's first-ever foreign trip since becoming the North Korean leader in 2011. "If the South and the USA reacts with kindness, denuclearization could be solved".

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a "dramatic" and surprising change of posture by the North Korean leader led Trump to agree to the meeting.

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"In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost!" The Trump administration has also said that, if necessary, it is prepared to use military force to eliminate the nuclear threat.

Last night, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the USA remains in close contact with its allies South Korea and Japan.

The White House said on Tuesday that China briefed Trump on the meetings and that the denuclearization pledge was "further evidence that our campaign of maximum pressure is creating the appropriate atmosphere for dialogue with North Korea".

In February, the USA imposed a new range of unilateral sanctions against North Korea.

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