Trump sees a meeting with N. Korea’s Kim as soon as January


WASHINGTON • US President Donald Trump said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un as soon as next month and that three locations are being considered.

“I think we’re going to do one, fairly, into January, February,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned late on Saturday from the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Argentina. “We’re getting along very well. We have a good relationship.”

He didn’t specify which sites were under consideration, saying they hadn’t been determined yet.

Trump also said that “at some point” he would invite Kim to visit the US, though he gave no indication of when.

Trump and Kim met in June in a historic summit in Singapore aimed at curbing Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Last month, a planned meeting between US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean official Kim Yong-chol to discuss details of a potential second summit was called off. The postponement stirred concerns that nuclear talks between the US and North Korea had again bogged down, as Kim’s regime seeks sanctions relief before taking key disarmament steps.

And days before the G-20 meeting, an advisor to China’s Foreign Ministry said it would be “impossible” for North Korea to completely give up its nuclear weapons, and the US should instead focus on more incremental progress.