TRUMP HAILS NORTH KOREA’S ‘HONOURABLE’ KIM BUT TEMPERS SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS

WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump has  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been “very honourable” and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearization deal by saying “it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time.”

Trump was speaking to reports on Tuesday during a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron at the White House, the meeting discussed how North Korea wanted to hold a summit, “as soon as possible.”

He said this is good news, “We think that’s a great thing for the world,”

“We’re having … very good discussions. Kim Jong Un, he really has been very open and I think very honourable from everything we’re seeing.”

Whether North Korea will be fully denuclearized  he said, “It means they get rid of their nukes. Very simple … it would be very easy for me to make a simple deal and claim victory. I don’t want to do that. I want them to get rid of their nukes.”

“The campaign of maximum pressure will continue,” Trump said.

“The end result is, we’ll see. Maybe good things will happen; it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time, but hopefully it will all be good for everybody concerned.”

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