Politics

Trump not ready for visit to North Korea

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump said on Monday he would not embark on a visit to North Korea to meet its leader Kim Jong-un but did not rule out doing so in the future.

“I don’t think we’re ready for that,” he told reporters after talks at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

“The relationship (with North Korea) is very good,” Trump added, but the time is not right for a visit to Pyongyang.

“I would do it at sometime, at sometime in a later future,” he said. “And depending on what happens, I’m sure he’ll (Kim Jong-un) love coming to the United States also.” Earlier, US media reported that the North Korean leader had extended an invitation for the president to visit Pyongyang.

In spite of both meeting three times already, the US has been unsuccessful in its bid to denuclearise North Korea.

Source: Kuwait News Agency