North Korea open to talks with Trump

  • 05/15/2017
  • Press Corp
North Korea is willing to engage in talks with the U.S. under the right conditions, a senior North Korean diplomat revealed Saturday.

“We’ll have dialogue if the conditions are there,” Choe Son Hui, head of U.S. affairs for the North Korean foreign ministry, told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency in Beijing. Choe had just concluded Track 1.5 discussions with former U.S. officials in Norway and was in the process of returning to Pyongyang at the time of the interview.

President Donald Trump told Bloomberg News earlier in May he would be willing to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said, adding that such a meeting could only occur under “the right circumstances.”

“Most political people would never say that,” Trump said, “but I’m telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him. We have breaking news.” South Korea’s new president has also indicated that he is open to talks with North Korea.

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