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Trump predicts 'tremendous success' in talks with N.Korea

IANS  |  Washington 

The US predicted on Saturday that the talks with North Korean leader will be "a tremendous success," while praising China's collaboration.

"I think is going to go very well. I think we will have tremendous success," quoted Trump as saying.

"The promise is they wouldn't be shooting off missiles in the meantime, and they are looking to de-nuke," Trump added.

The US applauded the cooperation of Chinese and Japanese regarding

"Chinese President and I spoke at length about the meeting with of President Xi told me he appreciates that the US is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. continues to be helpful!" Trump wrote on

In a separate tweet Trump wrote "Spoke to Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea."

Trump commented on the news that he had accepted a historic meeting with Kim, an event that would presumably take place in May at a place yet to be determined and which would be the first meeting in history between the leaders of the US and North Korea.

The astonishing announcement of the meeting between the two leaders was made by Chung Eui-yong, who met with Trump at the on March 8 to convey a message from Kim Jong-un, whom he had seen in on March 5.

Later, however, lowered expectations by stating that "neither a place nor a date are fixed."

The news of the possible meeting between Trump and Kim was well received internationally, given the escalation of tensions and threats last year, but some analysts were skeptical about the risk of scheduling this meeting without any public preparatory contacts between and



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 07:52 IST