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U.S. open to 2nd Trump-Kim summit, but none planned: White House

All Headlines 03:31 August 03, 2018

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- The United States is open to discussions about a second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but nothing has been planned yet, the White House said Thursday.

Trump and Kim held their first summit in Singapore in June and agreed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the U.S.

Trump tweeted early Thursday that he looked forward to seeing Kim soon as he thanked the North Korean leader for the return of the remains of presumed American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

"There is not a second meeting that is currently locked in or finalized," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said during a regular press briefing. "Certainly open to that discussion, but there isn't a meeting planned."

Trump has said that he would be open to inviting Kim to the White House. There is also talk of a possible meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September.

hague@yna.co.kr
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