North Korea, U.S.: Trump and Kim Hope to Get Detente Back on Track

Jan 18, 2019 | 22:51 GMT


A second Trump-Kim summit is on the way. Following a 90-minute meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's lead nuclear negotiator, Kim Yong Chol, in Washington, the White House confirmed that a much-anticipated, second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place "near the end of February." At the same time, U.S. special envoy on Pyongyang Stephen Biegun and North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui are meeting in Sweden for talks that will continue through the weekend. Pyongyang and Washington have yet to provide any details as to the location of the big summit, but Hanoi or Danang in Vietnam could host the talks, as could Singapore – the host of the first summit – or Stockholm. Ultimately, with both the United States and North Korea demanding that the other compromise in order to kick-start the process, the coming summit cannot...

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