Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Donald Trump says there’s ‘no rush’ for North Korea to denuclearise

Donald Trump says there’s ‘no rush’ for North Korea to denuclearise

"We have no time limit".

Since the summit, Trump has said or tweeted several times that remains had already been returned, but there have been no transfers to date. "Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!".

President Trump did not specify what sort of help he expects from Moscow, but his expectations might be based more on a clear understanding of Russian objectives than Trump's personal contact with Putin.

"Discussions are ongoing, and they're going very, very well", he said.

While the United States has stressed the need to maintain sanctions on North Korea, Russia's envoy to Pyongyang was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying it would be logical to raise the question of easing sanctions with the U.N. Security Council, given positive changes.

"... Russian Federation has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", Trump wrote.

Trump announced after the June summit that Kim had agreed to return the remains of "thousands and thousands" of Americans killed in the Korean War, but no remains have been handed over since then, raising further questions about North Korean intentions. "We're just going through the process".

"Matter of fact, I'm going to invite him next time I go to North Korea".

The meetings were the first between USA and North Korean high-ranking officers since March 2009.

Trump and Kim met last month in a historic summit last month.

But Pompeo has cautioned that there are dangers in making what he believes are the same mistakes of past administrations - namely, providing any relief from sanctions until North Korea completely gives up its nuclear weapons.

According to Yonhap, the two mixed doubles teams of Choe Il (North Korea)-Yoo Eun-chong (South Korea) and Jang Woo-jin (South Korea)-Cha Hyo-sim (North Korea) qualified for the last-16 of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour event in South Korea's Daejeon city.

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