U.S. President Donald Trump met with the Republic of Korea President, Moon Jae-in, at the White House on Tuesday. The leaders discussed the planned nuclear talks between Trump and the Democratic Republic of Korea leader, Kim Jong Un, expected to take place in three weeks.
But, President Trump is now raising doubts about whether next month’s summit with the DPRK will even happen.
The proposed summit between Trump and Kimn is scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
During a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in Washington, Trump said there’s a chance the meeting could be postponed.
President Moon met with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone in April and came to Washington to share his insights. CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
To discuss this:
- Qinduo Xu, a senior researcher at the Pangoal Institution.
- Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
- Brian Becker, an analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations who has traveled to the DPRK numerous times.
- Jonathan Broder, Washington-based senior writer for Newsweek
- Nathan King, CGTN correspondent
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House pic.twitter.com/omD6qff1Zg
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 22, 2018
"It may not work out for June 12," Trump says, referring to date of planned meeting with #DPRK's Kim Jong Un.
U.S. government says earlier to continue to prepare for the meeting https://t.co/WiAEIpc88p pic.twitter.com/Izats1lNrm
— Xinhua North America (@XHNorthAmerica) May 22, 2018
Trump says Kim Jong Un "serious" about nuclear talks, but suggests summit could fall through https://t.co/N8QpMSC2sT
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 22, 2018