Trump: Date and time set for meeting with Kim

U.S. President says his administration has agreed to a date and a location for his expected meeting with North Korean leader.

Ben Ariel, Canada,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration has agreed to a date and a location for his expected meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"We now have a date. And we have a location. We'll be announcing it very soon," Trump said from the White House lawn, according to The Hill.

Trump did not provide further details, but predicted "very good things" from the meeting, which will be the first between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader since the end of the Korean War.

Trump, who unexpectedly agreed to the summit with Kim in March, said on Saturday the meeting could take place within three or four weeks.

The meeting is mostly expected to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program. Administration officials said last week that Trump will urge North Korea to act quickly to dismantle its nuclear arsenal when he meets Kim and is not willing to grant Pyongyang substantial sanctions relief in return for a freeze of its nuclear and missile tests.

Ahead of the meeting, officials said North Korea has agreed to close its nuclear test site this month in full view of the outside world.

In his remarks on Friday, Trump also addressed the ongoing negotiations for the release of three U.S. prisoners in North Korea.

"We're having very substantive talks with North Korea," Trump says. "And a lot of things have already happened, with respect to the hostages. And I think you're going to be seeing very good things. As I said yesterday: Stay tuned."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)




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