Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Donald Trump says there’s ‘no rush’ for North Korea to denuclearise

Donald Trump says there’s ‘no rush’ for North Korea to denuclearise

Trump told reporters on Tuesday that the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization was one of the topics that came up during his summit with Vladimir Putin.

"Discussions are ongoing, and they're going very, very well", he said. "We have no speed limit".

Repatriating remains of U.S. soldiers who perished during the 1950-53 conflict was part of a written agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit in Singapore last month. The hostages are back. There have been no tests.

U.S. -North Korea relations are "very good" and "the process is moving along", Trump added. The Trump administration asked the United Nations to formally reprimand Russian Federation and China for their role in helping North Korea evade sanctions.

"President Putin is going to be involved in the sense that he is with us", Mr Trump said.

Just a few weeks ago, the US blocked a Chinese effort to "adjust the measures on the DPRK" in light of President Trump's ostensibly successful summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. "Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!".

Donald Trump said at a press conference that there was "no time limit" on negotiations with North Korea. But critics said it only reiterated previous commitments and failed to lay out a timeline for denuclearisation.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also seems to be in favor of a fast denuclearization process.

Mr Trump - who met West when he was President-elect in December 2016 - was keen to share the praise with his own followers, telling the star the comments were "very cool".

While the United States has stressed the need to maintain sanctions on North Korea, Russia's envoy to Pyongyang was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying it would be logical to raise the question of easing sanctions with the U.N. Security Council, given positive changes.

Trump also tweeted on Wednesday that his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels last week was an "acknowledged triumph", adding that his one-on-one with Putin "may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success".

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