Trump Calls Out Schumer For Being ‘Weak And Passive’ On Iran

Democrats select Stacey Abrams to deliever SOTU response

Democrats select Stacey Abrams to deliever SOTU response

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency cited a South Korean foreign ministry official as saying the two sides would focus on how the United States might respond if the North dismantled its Yongbyon nuclear complex, in preparatory talks for a second summit.

Other ASEAN venues have also been mentioned of possibilities to be the summit venue though Singapore was the venue for the first Trump-Kim meeting in June past year.

The officials "told me that what they said on Tuesday at the Senate Hearing was mischaracterized by the media - and we are very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS, North Korea, etc.", Trump said. In an exchange with reporters prior to his meeting with Haspel and Coats, Trump was asked if he still had confidence in the two leaders "to give you good advice".

North Korea has complained that the United States has done little to reciprocate for the actions it has taken so far to dismantle some weapons facilities.

"They very much want the meeting", Trump said in his Oval Office remarks.

Biegun will travel to Seoul on Sunday for a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon, said the U.S. State Department on Thursday. China has supported North Korea's call for sanctions relief ahead of fully verifiable denuclearization.

Biegun said both he and Trump were convinced it was time to move past 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula, but stopped short of suggesting the summit could yield an end-of-war declaration North Korea has been seeking.

He added that Mr Trump's insistence on contradicting intelligence chiefs, particularly in relation to Russian meddling in USA elections, "harms our ability to defend ourselves".

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planning on meeting in Vietnam in late February, according to a source familiar with the matter. "I think most of you know where the location is".

And he asserted that cutting the 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan would help bring America's longest war to an end.

"While we would want to be much farther along than we now are, we have made some progress over the last six months, with expectations of much more to come", Biegun said in a speech at Stanford University. Biegun, however, clarified that Washington is adamant about verifying denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. "It's not that we don't take the threat with the gravity it requires", he said.

In contrast, President Trump has stated that there is "a decent chance" of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons.

Mr Biegun said that the U.S. administration was "clear-eyed" and prepared for contingencies if talks fail.

The debate is somewhat freaky, but hardly surprising: at the start of the week, the US intelligence community presented their traditional annual reports.

In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of representatives majority leader Nancy Pelosi "have no clue as to the danger they would be inflicting on our Country".

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