President Donald Trump revealed he was pleased with negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un ahead of their planned summit.
“He really has been very open and I think very honorable from everything we’re seeing,” Trump said.
The president commented on the ongoing diplomatic efforts with North Korea while speaking to reporters during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.
He pointed out that North Korea had made “a lot of promises” in recent years but felt that the United States was in a stronger position to force a deal.
Trump confirmed that North Korean leaders still wanted to meet “as soon as possible” with him to discuss their nuclear program.
“We think that’s a great thing for the world,” Trump said.
Trump has praised the North Korean leaders after they announced plans to stop nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests. They also announced a decision to shut down the Poongye-ri nuclear test site.
“This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday.
North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018