Trump on Kim: Tough talk ... 'and then we fell in love'

Trump on Kim: Tough talk ... 'and then we fell in love'

Trump on Kim: Tough talk ... 'and then we fell in love'

Most of the steps it has said it has taken could easily be replaced or reversed.

"However, we do not see any corresponding response from the U.S.", he told world leaders in NY.

"Without any trust in the USA, there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances, there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first".

Trump began by talking of the massive threat that North Korea posed before he took office in January 2017.

"Without any trust in the USA, there will be no confidence in our national security, and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first", Ri Yong Ho told the U.N. General Assembly. Pyongyang also seeks a staged reduction of global sanctions in exchange for concessions on its weapons programs, something Washington is against.

Seoul says more than 30,000 North Koreans have illegally crossed the border since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

"The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant about us".

Boiling the rivals' diplomatic standoff down to the North's deepening feeling of mistrust, Ri Yong Ho sought to lay out a vision of peace on the troubled Korean Peninsula - provided the North gets what it wants from the United States.

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump praised Jong-un for his "courage" in beginning to disarm, and boasted of his success in negotiating a deal between the two countries.

Ri had previously met with Pompeo on Wednesday, during which he extended Pompeo an invitation to Pyongyang from Kim Jong Un.

In 2000, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, father of Kim Jong Un, sent two Pungsan dogs to then-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung when they held the first inter-Korean summit.

'He wrote me attractive letters and they're great letters. And they are great letters. We went back and forth, then we fell in love, ' he said. Trump was in Wheeling, West Virginia on Saturday night as part of his ongoing "I'm the Really Greatest President" campaign in the states of Republican candidates this year. "And we fell in love".

Trump is due to meet Kim at another summit in the coming months, but it is not yet known if he will confront the regime leader over his human rights record. How frightful is that? "It's so easy to be presidential".

Kim had earlier compared comments by Trump to the bark of a "rabid dog", and Trump derided Kim as a "sick puppy" - before the apparent outbreak of puppy love.

He noted that Kim is interested in a second meeting after their initial meeting in Singapore in June was hailed by Trump as a big step toward denuclearization of North Korea. Trump said in his mock "news anchor" voice.

China and Russian Federation have called for a reduction in sanctions on North Korea in exchange for steps it has taken so far.

'The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs'.

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