Donald Trump says he'd meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump says he'd meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

The US president made the declaration as the crisis between the two countries continues to escalate

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Donald Trump has opened the door to a potential meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. 

The United States has been in a state of escalating tension with North Korea over the country's nuclear program, which it has stubbornly refused to give up. 

The US deployed a taskforce to the Korean peninsula as the crisis developed, prompting North Korea to warn it was ready to react to any perceived action by the United States. 

Trump had previously deemed the "strategic patience" approach adopted by Barack Obama as a failure, and taken a hard line on the country.

Now, in what might be construed as a softening in his stance, Trump has said he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong-un if it were "appropriate".

In fact, he told Bloomberg News he would be "honoured" to do so. 

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