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Trump says N.K. wanting talks with S. Korea could be good news

All News 23:30 January 02, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korea's willingness to hold talks with South Korea could be "good news," although he also expressed skepticism.

A day earlier North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his country is open to dialogue with Seoul and could take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang next month.

"Sanctions and 'other' pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea," Trump tweeted, referring to international sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time."

He added: "Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not -- we will see!"

The U.S. president has used the derisive nickname "Rocket Man" to refer to Kim.


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