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Trump Agrees to Meet with Kim Jong Un, South Korean Official Says
President once threatened to use nuclear arms against Kim’s country

A North Korean ballistic missile during “Victory Day” parade in 2013. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May for direct talks about that country’s nuclear arms and long-range missile programs, according to a senior South Korean official. Such a meeting would be the first between an American president and a North Korean leader. 

Trump “will accept the invitation to meet with Kim at a place and time to be determined. We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

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Obama Pushes North Korea Nuclear Deal

Obama said Friday that he's willing to talk as long as North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

After cutting deals with Cuba and Iran, President Barack Obama is talking up the idea of cutting a deal with North Korea.  

On Friday, Obama offered up an Iran-style deal to eliminate Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief. “We’ll be right there at the table,” Obama said, provided that North Korea shows a willingness to give up its nuclear weapons.