Bloomberg: Trump Says He’d Meet With Kim Jong Un Under Right Circumstances
* ‘I would be honored to do it’ under the right circumstances
* North Korea has become Trump’s top foreign policy challenge
President Donald Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over his country’s nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right.
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said Monday in an interview with Bloomberg News. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”
North Korea has become the most urgent national security threat and foreign policy issue facing Trump as his first 100 days in office passed. Kim’s regime has continued development of its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile program in defiance of international condemnation and sanctions. Kim has never met with a foreign leader since taking charge after his father’s death in 2011 and hasn’t left his isolated country.
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WNU Editor: The White House is back-peddling this willingness to meet .... White House: Conditions not right for Kim Jong Un meeting (AP).
Update: A double standard at play? .... Trump comment on N. Korea prompts more media alarm than Obama’s blanket pledge (Washington Times)
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