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US open for talks with North Korea

ANI  |  Washington DC [United States] 

on Wednesday said that he is open to direct talks with over its nuclear program.

"Trump expressed his openness for holding talks between the and at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," The said in a statement detailing Trump's phone call with South Korean Moon Jae-in.

The two leaders have stressed "the importance of continuing the maximum pressure campaign against "

"told President Moon that would lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," the statement added.

Earlier today, the U.S. asked to ensure that North Korean participation in does not violate the UN Security Council's sanction on

In a statement, State Department said, "The welcomes the January 9 meeting between the Republic of Korea and North Korea aimed at ensuring a safe, secure, and successful in Pyeongchang. The United States remains in close consultations with ROK officials, who will ensure North Korean participation in does not violate the sanctions imposed by the over North Korea's unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:18 IST