The White House on Friday said President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung will meet for a second summit near the end of February, as the U.S. pursues a deal to eliminate Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
Sanders: "The United States is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea until we see fully and verified denuclearization." The word coming after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed North Korea's Kim Yong Chol to Washington on Friday and after Kim met Trump at the White House… CNN reported that Kim Yong Chol - a hardline former spy chief - is carrying a letter for President Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The State Department said that Pompeo had a "good discussion" with Kim Yong Chol but gave no specifics..
Kim later arrived for further talks at the White House…..
The North Korean nuclear envoy could have his work cut out for him.
He arrived in the U.S. on the same day that Trump unveiled a revamped missile defense strategy which called North Korea a quote "extraordinary threat." Trump held his first summit with Kim in Singapore seven months ago, although critics say he's got little to show for the meeting with no agreement on how or when North Korea will give up its nuclear arsenal.
Trump recently said he'd probably be meeting with Kim again soon, but that there was no rush.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "We've really established a very good relationship.
A lot of good things are happening.
I never said speed.
Look it's been this way eighty-plus years." He also pointed out that Pyongyang has stopped testing nuclear bombs and missiles.