Trump: No Rush for NKorea on Nukes 02/20 06:20
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see
North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not
in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next
"I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said.
Trump said his second meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Feb.
27 and 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam, would be "very exciting," but did not disclose
details of what he hoped would be achieved.
He said he discussed the upcoming summit during a phone call earlier in the
day with South Korea President Moon Jae-in and will speak on Wednesday with
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"I look forward to being with Chairman Kim and I think a lot of things will
come out of it," Trump said. "We had a tremendous first summit --- it was
really breaking the ice, but a lot of things came from that, including good
Trump noted that North Korea has not tested any rockets or missiles or
nuclear weapons in months and said as long as testing has ceased, he's in no
"I think I would like to see ultimately denuclearization of North Korea. I
think we will see that ultimately," Trump said. "I have no pressing time
He said some people, including members of the media, want to see speedy
progress on denuclearization.
"I really believe that North Korea can be a tremendous economic power when
this is solved," he said, referring to Kim's pledge of denuclearization. "Their
location between Russia, China and South Korea is unbelievable. I think that
North Korea and Chairman Kim have some very positive things in mind. And we'll
soon find out.
"As long as there's no testing, I'm in no rush. If there's testing, that's