Trump says he’ll make another trip to South Korea after Kim Jong-un’s latest missile launch
- Trump is already attending the G-20 summit in Japan
- He has said he plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping
- The White House said Wednesday Trump also would visit the Republican of Korea
- Trump failed to reach a deal with North Korea during his summit in Vietnam
President Donald Trump will visit South Korea to huddle with President Kim Jae-in, following North Korea’s latest provocative missile tests.
Trump is already scheduled to visit Japan as he attends the G20 summit in late June.
The White House announced the trip in a statement that did not mention North Korea’s missile testing.
‘President Donald J. Trump will visit the Republic of Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in, in conjunction with his travel to the region to attend the G20 Summit in late June,’ said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in gesture after signing a trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in New York, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly. The White House announced Trump would visit South Korea around his June trip to Japan
‘President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The two leaders will also discuss ways to strengthen the United States–Republic of Korea alliance and the friendship between our two peoples.’
Trump held his second historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Vietnam earlier this year. However it resulted in no agreement, causing embarrassment to both sides.
Last week North Korea launched short-range missile tests, the second such exercise in a week.
Trump has noted that North Korea has failed to conduct nuclear testing since the two sides reached a vague agreement following their Singapore summit.
It also has adhered to a stoppage of long-range missile tests that could reach the U.S. mainland – a more provocative act that ultimately helped bring about Trump’s North Korea talks following his own threat to bring down ‘fire and fury’ early in his term.
Following a test last week, Trump tweeted that Kim ‘does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!’
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