In what could be the biggest diplomatic victory for Trump, Seoul suggests that the North Korea’s supreme leader has agreed to meet with US President. The meeting may be scheduled as early as this May.
“He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined. We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
The US president tweeted there are hopes of complete denulearization.
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
In what could be a historic moment for peace in the Korean peninsula and a chance to end the worlds’ longest war both the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested caution. The South Korean President said “This is just a start, and we can’t be optimistic just yet.”
Japan has welcomed the possibility of dialogue.