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The meeting between the United States President, Donald Trump, and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is possible only if concrete steps are being taken by North Korea.
“We’ve accepted the invitation to talk, based on them following through with concrete actions on the promises that they’ve made,” said Sarah Sanders, the White House Press Secretary.
“And they have made some major promises. They’ve made promises to denuclearize. They’ve made promises to stop nuclear and missile testing. And they’ve recognized that regular military exercises between the U.S. and its ally, South Korea, will continue,” Sanders said. “We’re not letting up. We’re not going to step back or make any changes to that. We’re going to continue in that effort. And we’re not going to have this meeting take place until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea,” Sanders continued.
According to her, the U.S. will not give way to North Korea and will continue the policy of maximum pressure, despite the possible thaw in diplomatic relations.
Earlier, Donald Trump revealed that he accepted Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet in May 2018.