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Trump wants second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in early 2019

President Trump Donald John TrumpMidterms: The Winners and Losers GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins reelection in Illinois Sisolak becomes first…

President Trump Donald John TrumpMidterms: The Winners and Losers GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins reelection in Illinois Sisolak becomes first Dem to win Nevada governor race since 1994 MORE said Wednesday that he expects his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place “sometime early next year . “

” We are going to change it because of trips that are being made. We’re going to make it at another date. We are very happy how it goes with North Korea. We think it’s going fine, “Trump told reporters at a post-election press conference.

” We’re in no rush. We’re in no hurry. “

Trump’s remarks came as his administration postponed a Thursday meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo’s meeting with North Korean officials postponed Pompeo approves sanctions exception for development of Iranian port to help Afghan economy The Hill’s Morning Report – Judgment Day: New data suggest big Dem gains in House, Governors’ races MORE and a top North Korean official.

Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Yong Chol, the former head of North Korea’s spy agency who has been leading nuclear talks for North Korea, will now take place at an unspecified “later date,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement released late Wednesday. [19659004] Pompeo had planned to travel to New York to meet with the North Korean official. Trump noted on Wednesday that Pompeo’s meeting will be rescheduled.

The administration has made little progress on North Korea’s denuclearization since Trump and Kim in Singapore in June.

At the summit, the two leaders signed a short statement that pledged a “denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but the statement did not include specific details about the goal or how the two countries planned to achieve it.

Trump and Kim had said they would like to hold a second summit, but no meeting has already been put on the books.

North Korea is now seeking sanctions relief as a bargaining chip in giving up its nuclear weapons, but Pompeo said over the weekend that the United States would not lift sanctions until it could verify that the isolated Nation had halted its missile and nuclear programs.

“The sanctions are on, the missiles have stopped, the rockets have stopped. …. I would love to take the sanctions off, but they [North Korea] have to be responsive too. It’s a two-way street. Men vi er ikke i nogen rush at alle. There’s no rush whatsoever, “Trump said.

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