Saturday 21 July 2018

Trump says time and place set for meeting with Kim Jong Un

Details of a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un could be announced soon (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
Details of a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un could be announced soon (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
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US president Donald Trump says a time and place for his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has been set and will be announced soon.

He said: "We now have a date and we have a location. We'll be announcing it soon."

Mr Trump suggested on Monday that he was looking for the meeting to be held at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas.

That is where Mr Kim met South Korean president Moon Jae-in last Friday.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence postponed a planned trip to Brazil at the end of May to free resources for Mr Trump's meeting with Mr Kim.

The president spoke from the White House South Lawn before departing for Dallas.

Earlier, the White House denied a report that Mr Trump is seeking options to reduce US troop presence on the Korean peninsula.

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