Russian Federation agrees to help with North Korea relationship, Trump says

Arturo Kim
July 19, 2018

"Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", he said.

The tweet came in a series of early morning messages from the President as he defended his inflammatory news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, earlier in the week.

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russian Federation would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the US process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons. We have - we're just going through the process.

Following the Sunday meeting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the talks led by Minihan were "productive and cooperative and resulted in firm commitments".

Pompeo unveiled the plan for talks after visiting Pyongyang this month, touting it as one of key issues on which the two sides had made progress, though the North accused his delegation of making "gangster-like" demands in connection with denuclearization during the trip.

Following the US-North Korea summit in June between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, their mutual friend Rodman broke down in tears during an emotional TV interview in which he described the meeting as "amazing" and "a great day".

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For Trump, the formal meeting with Putin is an opportunity to develop a closer working relationship with the Russian president. Air Force One touched down at Helsinki Airport carrying Trump ahead of the historic meeting with Putin scheduled for Monday.

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Sunday's meeting, if held, would be the first talks between the UNC and the North's military in nine years and four months. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reached during their historic summit in Singapore last month.

The president's latest comments on the timeline for denuclearisation appear to shift from his position ahead of the summit with Mr Kim, when he said denuclearisation should start "without delay".

Some reports have even suggested that Pyongyang is pushing ahead with construction at sites affiliated with its nuclear and missile programs, based on satellite images.

"Matter of fact, I'm going to invite him next time I go to North Korea".

It seems USA efforts to denuclearize North Korea as quickly as possible. have been put on the back-burner for a while. Chairman Kim told President Trump he understood that.

A senior US defense official says Washington hopes North Korea returns about 50 sets of remains within two weeks, . but the details are still thought to be sketchy.

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