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President Trump open to talks with North Korea but at the appropriate time

Trump said this in a telephonic conversation with the South Korean President Moon Jae-In during which the latter briefed him about his country's talks with the North Koreans

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Donald Trump

US President on Wednesday said that he is open to talks with but at the appropriate time. Trump said this in a telephonic conversation with the South Korean President during which the latter briefed him about his country's talks with the North Koreans. "President Trump expressed his openness to holding talks between the United States and at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the said in a readout of the call. Briefing reporters on his phone call, Trump said he had a good conversation with the South Korean leader. "I just spoke to President Moon. He's very thankful for what we've done. They're having talks with We'll see how that happens. He felt that the original -- that the initial talk was extremely good.

Had a lot of good comment," he said during a Cabinet meeting at the "We had a very, very good conversation, and we'll see where it goes. He's very thankful for what we've done. It was so reported today that we were the ones -- without our attitude, that would have never happened. Who knows where it leads," he said. "Hopefully, it will lead to success for the world -- not just for our country, but for the world. And we'll be seeing over the next number of weeks and months what happens," Trump said. Moon also briefed Trump on his government's talks with a delegation from the North which resulted in Pyongyang agreeing to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in in next month, both sides said. According to the White House, Vice President Mike Pence would lead the US delegation to the Winter Olympics.

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 09:45 IST
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