In South Korea, Trump Tells Pyongyang It's Time for a Deal

He's on the 2nd country of 5-nation trip
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2017 4:03 AM CST
In South Korea, Trump Tells Pyongyang It's Time for a Deal
President Trump speaks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in looks on during a joint news conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump is in South Korea—and he hasn't repeated his rhetoric about bringing "fire and fury" down on its northern neighbor. In a joint press conference with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Trump said he'd seen a "lot of progress" in dealing with Pyongyang and urged the country to make a deal to end its nuclear weapons program, the AP reports. "It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world," Trump said. "I do see certain movement." Moon added that the two leaders had agreed to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue in a peaceful manner.

Trump arrived in South Korea, the second country on his five-nation Asia trip, at the Camp Humphreys military base 40 miles south of Seoul, the Washington Post reports. He had lunch with American troops in a mess hall on the base before speaking with military commanders, telling them: "Ultimately, it will all work out. It always works out." Trump will address the South Korean National Assembly on Wednesday, and aides say he's likely to denounce North Korea's human rights abuses. Bloomberg reports that Moon's administration has its differences with Trump over issues including trade and North Korea, though the South Korean leader praised Trump for making "America great again" at the start of their Tuesday meeting. (In a speech in Japan Monday, Trump refused to rule out military action against North Korea.)

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