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Trump in 'no rush' to push North Korea to denuclearise

11:00, Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
Trump in 'no rush' to push North Korea to denuclearise

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday (Feb 19) that while he hoped his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would yield much progress, he was also in "no rush" for results.

"I'd like to see ultimately denuclearization of North Korea," he told reporters, just over a week out from the Feb 27 to Feb 28 summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
     "I think that North Korea and Chairman Kim have some very positive things in mind and we'll soon find out, but I'm in no rush," he said, adding that sanctions were continuing in the meantime.
     "I hope that positive things are going to happen. I think it'll be a very exciting couple of days."

At their landmark summit in Singapore last year, the mercurial US and North Korean leaders produced a vaguely worded document in which Kim pledged to work toward "the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

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