Trump speaks with Moon and says there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea

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Trump speaks with Moon and says there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, participates this Tuesday in the signing ceremony of the Directive 4 of Space Policy, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC (USA). EFE

 The president, Donald Trump, said today that he is in no hurry to complete the process of denuclearization of North Korea as long as there are no further nuclear or missile tests, after talking on the phone about the issue with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. .

Trump told reporters that he had talked with Moon about the summit he will hold next week in Vietnam with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and said that on Wednesday he will talk about the same issue with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“The ultimate goal is the denuclearization of North Korea, and I think we will see it, but I do not have an urgent timetable in this regard,” the president said from the White House Oval Office.
“I’m in no hurry, as long as there are no (nuclear) tests, I’m not in a hurry,” he added.

Trump said that North Korea “can be a tremendous economic power,” because “its location between Russia, China and South Korea is incredible,” and stressed that there is now “a different feeling” about the “danger” that represents Pyongyang because There have been no nuclear or ballistic tests for a long time.

“I hope that very positive things happen, I think it will be a couple of very exciting days,” he said of his meeting with Kim, on February 27 and 28.

The Hanoi will be the second summit between Trump and Kim, after which held last June in Singapore, in which the North Korean leader pledged to move towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in exchange for guarantees on their safety.

So far, there has been no clear progress in this denuclearization process, and Pyonyang is demanding concessions from Washington, such as the relief of sanctions imposed by the United States. and the UN as punishment for their weapons tests, as a condition to take action in this regard.

CNN said on Monday that both countries are evaluating the possibility of exchanging “liaison” officials, a sort of special envoys who would lay the foundations for diplomatic relations in the future if the current climate of detente continues.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Trump is also interested in leaving the summit in Hanoi with a declaration of peace between the two Koreas, which are still technically at war since the armistice of 1953, although it would be a political document and not of a binding treaty. (EFEUSA) .-

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