Trump Heading to South Korea to Talk About North Korea

POTUS will discuss denuclearization with South Korea's leader
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2019 4:14 PM CDT
Trump Heading to South Korea to Talk About North Korea
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for photos after greeting South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam, the AP reports. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip to Japan for the G-20 summit. The White House says they "will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea. Trump and Moon will also discuss issues of importance to their two nations.

Trump's efforts to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula have stalled since he abruptly pulled out of the March summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The North has since restarted some missile testing. (It's also suffering through a severe drought and food shortage.)

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