US President agrees to hold talks with N. Korean leader, soon

Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 9:11


North Korea’s state news agency called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while US President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

The North’s KCNA news agency separately released the joint statement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in presented on Friday after the first summit in more than a decade between the two Koreas.

Kim and Moon had pledged to work for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and agreed on a common goal of a “nuclear-free” peninsula.

Yesterday, US President Donald Trump said he would likely hold talks with the North Korean leadership "over the next three or four weeks" about the denuclearization of the peninsula.