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Don’t want to play time game: Trump on N Korea’s denuclearisation

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United States President Donald Trump said that he does not want to “play a time game”, with regards to talks with North Korea on the denuclearisation deal.

Speaking to reporters in New York, Trump refused to set a timeline for the dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and said it won’t matter whether it takes five months or three years, as long as nuclear testing comes to an end in North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Earlier, the US President, during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), showed reporters present at the briefing an “extraordinary letter” that he received from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and said that a second summit with Kim would be held “fairly quickly.”

This comes over a day after the US President, during a joint briefing with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, expressed keenness in organising a second summit with Kim.

Moon, who was in the North Korean capital last week for his third bilateral meet with Kim, relayed Trump’s wish to hold a second U.S.-North Korea summit to wrap up the denuclearisation process.

The first-ever US-North Korea summit between Trump and Kim was held in Singapore in June. However, Trump said that this time around, the meeting would be held elsewhere.

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