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Trump-Kim meeting only if N Korea fulfils promises: WH

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US has made it clear that the meeting between and North Korean leader would happen only if sticks to the promises over its missiles and nuclear programme.

Last week, a South Korean delegation, led by its national security advisor, had conveyed Kim's invitation to Trump for a meeting. The invitation was accepted by Trump, taking the world by surprise.

The North Korean leader reportedly expressed a commitment to denuclearisation. Trump had said that Kim had also promised not to conduct missile tests till the meeting.

"We fully expect that it (the meeting) will (take place).The offer was made and we've accepted.North made several promises and we hope that they would stick to those promises and, if so, the meeting will go on as planned," told reporters.

Meanwhile, the is continuing to prepare on a number of levels for the meeting.

"Most of that is an inter-administration, interagency process and I'm not going to get ahead of any of the details of the where, the when, or any of that here today," she said, responding to a series of questions on the meeting between the two leaders.

Sanders said that the maximum pressure campaign on North is working.

"We know that they have responded due to that, and they have pushed this message through the South Koreans to us.We have accepted their invitation on the three promises that they made, and were going to move forward in this process," she said.

Meanwhile, US HR and US to the UN, Nikki Haley, briefed members of the on developments related to North

During the meeting, and Haley urged the international community to maintain maximum pressure on the North Korean regime and asked Council members to devote the political will and resources necessary to fully implement resolutions to hold the regime accountable.

"The announcement of a meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim is a historic opportunity that holds great potential for the world," Haley said.

"While we can't say whether Kim's offer is genuine, we can say that this historic meeting would not have been possible without the international community's participation in the maximum pressure campaign, initiated by the Trump Administration, and a commitment to holding North accountable through three strong UN sanctions resolutions in 2017, she said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:45 IST
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