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US Talking to North Korea about Putting Summit Back on Track – Trump

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US President Donald Trump has said his highly-anticipated summit with North Korea’s leader might still go ahead, a day after abruptly cancelling the meeting.

Trump suggested on Friday that the summit – initially planned for June 12 in Singapore – could still happen after welcoming a conciliatory statement from North Korea which said that it remained open to talks despite the cancellation.

“It was a very nice statement they put out,” Trump said at the White House.

“We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it. We’d like to do it,” he added.

“We’ll see what happens – it could even be the 12th.”

His comments marked the latest developments in a long-running saga over a summit – the culmination of nearly six months of intense diplomacy – which would have been the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

Concerns grew earlier this month after North Korea responded to US calling for the denuclearisation of the peninsula and a complete dismantling of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme by threatening to pull out of the summit unless Washington offered something in return.

– Idowu Sowunmi