President Trump is accepting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s invitation to talk. Kim’s invitation was extended in a letter to Trump that was delivered by South Korean officials. The President says sanctions against the North will remain in place until a denuclearization agreement is reached. We’re getting reaction to this.
The decision to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks was one that President Donald Trump made "himself," U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, attributing the move to a "dramatic" change in posture by the North Korean leader.
"President Trump has said for some time that he was open to talks and he would willingly meet with Kim when conditions were right,'' Tillserson said during a visit to the African nation of Djibouti. "And I think in the president's judgment that time has arrived now.''
According to Tillerson, the U.S. has seen a shift in Kim from "not just willingness but really his desire for talks."