Korea summit all set to go, will be more than photo-op: Trump
New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump has said that the much-awaited North Korean summit is all set to go and his meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 would be more than a photo-op.
“I think I’m very well prepared. I don’t think I have to prepare very much. It’s about the attitude. It’s about willingness to get things done. But I think I’ve been preparing for the summit for a long time,” Trump told reporters in a brief joint media appearance with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office.
Trump said, the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would usher in a new era of prosperity, security and peace for all Koreans and for people everywhere.
Korean pact or No deal: Trump’s options open
Responding to a question over summit, Mr Trump said it is very well possible that the summit could see the signing of an agreement to end the Korean War. He, however, made it clear that he was ready to “walk away” from the meeting if his goals were not achieved.
Mr Abe is visiting the White House for talks with Trump ahead of the next week’s US-N Korea Summit.
Will invite Kim to US if summit goes well, says Trump
Trump said he would be willing to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the White House if their Singapore summit goes well.
He, however, made it clear that he was ready to “walk away” from the meeting if his goals were not achieved.
“I am totally prepared to walk away. I did it once before. You have to be able to walk away. If you’re not going to be able to walk away — we didn’t walk away from the horrible Iran deal that was signed, and if you look at what’s happened, since I signed that deal, Iran and in all fairness, I say it with great respect for the people of Iran, but Iran is acting a lot differently. They’re no longer looking so much to the Mediterranean,” Trump said.