South Korean delegation head, National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks to the media at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The delegation led by Chung returned to the South Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an “openhearted talk” with the envoys. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Trump cites ‘possible progress’ in talks with NKorea

President Donald Trump is citing “possible progress” in talks with North Korea, but says it may also be “false hope.”

Nonetheless, Trump adds that a “serious effort” is being made by all sides.

Trump commented Tuesday on Twitter after the South Korean government announced that North Korea has agreed to halt tests of nuclear weapons and missiles if it holds talks with the U.S. on denuclearization. South Korea and North Korea have also agreed to hold summit talks in late April.

Trump tweeted: “Possible progress being made in talks with North Korea. For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned. The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!

Koreas agree to hold summit talks at border in April

A South Korean official says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a landmark summit meeting with South Korea’s president next month and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the United States.

South Korean presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong said the two Koreas agreed to hold their third-ever summit at a tense border village in late April. He also said the leaders will establish a “hotline” communication channel to lower military tensions, and speak together before the planned summit.

Chung led a 10-member South Korean delegation that met with Kim during a two-day visit to Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital. The delegation returned on Tuesday.

Author: Associated Press