“If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later," the president told reporters Tuesday.
"But we are no longer interested in a negotiation that will be all about driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand for us to give up our nukes," a senior North Korean official said Wednesday.
The president also announced the historic meeting will take place on June 12.
"Congratulations on being in this country," President Donald Trump said as he greeted the men upon their return to the US.
President Trump tweeted after Kim's trip was confirmed to say "relationships and trust" are building with North Korea.
"We realized North Korea wanted us to lock ourselves in a room and do nothing, and we think that’s a bad idea," Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, told a meeting at the UN.
Lee Pyung is beaming a different image of North Koreans into South Korean homes.
According to the South Korean president's office, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un declared, "I am not a person who will fire a nuclear weapon to the South or the US or target the US."
The agreement came after an unprecedented visit by Kim Jong Un to South Korea.
For the first time since the Korean War ended more than half a century ago, the leaders of North and South Korea met to discuss denuclearization and improvements to their relationship.
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The major policy shift comes ahead of a potential meeting with President Donald Trump.
The meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in will be only the third such summit between the countries.
Pictures of a massive train accompanied by guards and a motorcade through Beijing fueled rumors that the young North Korean leader left his home country for the first time since 2011. Chinese state media confirmed the visit Wednesday.
A series of concerts will take place at the same time as huge joint US–South Korean military exercises.
Critics say Trump was foolish to agree to a meeting without extracting anything meaningful in return. They're wrong.
Wherever the leaders decide to meet, it's set to be a historic confab.
Military officials acknowledge that the US missile defense system never contemplated a North Korea threat to the entire United States.
Kim also pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests, a South Korean official announced.
China, which has long pushed for a return to talks, appears optimistic about the process — even though it won't be part of it.
While weapons tests are now done via computer simulations, the US performed 210 of these open air nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1962.
The news was broken by South Korean delegates returning from North Korea, where they were personally hosted by Kim Jong Un in an unprecedented step.
The offer of mediation was made at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and comes after an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea.
The Olympics Village looks particularly weird next to the Hermit Kingdom.
A quick strike to deal with North Korea's nuclear and missile programs is one option bandied about in Washington. But the White House confirmed Thursday it is not being considered.
"With repeated visits the project became increasingly personal as I realized how limited most people’s understanding is of the country."
"President Moon responded by saying that the two sides should work on establishing the right conditions to realize the meeting," a spokesperson for Seoul's presidential office said on Saturday.
Kim Yo Jong has been working away quietly in the background but now she's stepping into the spotlight in South Korea.
The upcoming games have caused a thaw in relations on the Korean Peninsula. But it's not clear that it will last after the torch is extinguished.
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