US President Donald Trump has said that a campaign of maximum pressure on North Korea will continue until Pyongyang denuclearizes. Speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump said that they have to end nuclear weapons, ideally in all parts of the world.
US President voiced hope that North and South Korea can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. Trump made the comments amid a flurry of diplomatic activity that has fuelled hopes of a major breakthrough in the standoff with Pyongyang.
The US president said that they hope to see the day when the whole Korean peninsula can live together in safety, prosperity and peace. He said it will be a great day for them and a great day for the world. Trump is planning to meet North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un in the next two months.
Yesterday, the US leader confirmed a clandestine meeting had already taken place between his CIA chief and the North’s reclusive leader. Kim is expected to meet South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in next week for landmark talks at which discussion of a formal peace declaration is now on the cards. Trump’s talks with Kim would then follow.