Trump says he and North Korea’s Kim ‘fell in love’

Trump says he and North Korea’s Kim ‘fell in love’

Trump says he and North Korea’s Kim ‘fell in love’

Trump has openly lauded the North Korean leader since the two hosted a summit in June to discuss North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

He told a campaign rally that although there used to be tough talk between the US President and the North Korean leader - calling each other "rocketman" and "dotard" - their feelings have changed. The North Korean foreign minister reiterated that without simultaneous actions by Washington, Pyongyang will never unilaterally disarm first.

Pyongyang has repeatedly appealed for United Nations and U.S. sanctions to be lifted and has support from Russian Federation and China.

Mr Kim has also promised to dismantle North Korea's main missile testing and launching site, and said he could decommission the main nuclear test site, if the United States took some reciprocal action.

"Without any trust in the USA there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first", Ri said.

Trump reiterated to the crowd that Obama told him a year and a half ago when he took office that North Korea was the single biggest threat to the United States. "But the problem is that the continued sanctions are deepening our mistrust", Ri said.

President Donald Trump again described his warm relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, Saturday, saying: "We fell in love".

Kim committed to work toward "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the US.

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Pompeo is planning to visit Pyongyang next month.

At the UN, North Korea repeated its request to the U.S. to declare the end of the 1950-1953 Korean war, which ended with a ceasefire but without a peace treaty.

China and Russian Federation have called for a reduction in sanctions on North Korea in exchange for steps it has taken so far.

He warned that if both countries continue to harbor mistrust, the summit's joint statement would suffer the same "fate of failure as all the previous agreements between the two countries". It is designated as a North Korean "natural monument" animal.

But he also sounded a hopeful note on the diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.

But his comments were infused with what came across as impatience at the slow pace of progress in a process the world hopes will cause Pyongyang to abandon an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that aims to accurately target the entire United States mainland.

Ri made no mention of plans for a second summit between Kim and Trump that the USA leader highlighted at the United Nations earlier in the week.

'The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs'.

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