Trump wants N. Korea to denuclearize, but is in no hurry
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program, but he is in no rush and has no pressing time schedule for Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize.
Trump is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the second time on Feb.
27 and 28 in Vietnam.
Speaking to reporters at a White House event, Trump said sanctions against the Asian nation would remain in place in the meantime and noted Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently.
"I'm in no rush.
There's no testing.
As long as there is no testing, I'm in no rush.
If there's testing, that's another deal," he said.
"I'd just like to see ultimately denuclearization of North Korea," he also said.
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