By Daily Mail – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines
President Donald Trump has accepted North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s dramatic offer to meet, and he’ll do it by May, a South Korean official said Thursday evening.
South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong informed U.S. press of the expected in-person conversation and said the goal of the unprecedented meeting between the two countries’ leaders is permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Chung did not say where the meeting would take place.
A half hour after the foreign official announced the meeting steps from the West Wing, the White House confirmed Trump’s participation. But it did not second Chung’s claim that talks would be held within the next two months.
A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the place and time of the meeting was still being worked out…Kim made the overture to U.S. president who has repeatedly called him ‘Little Rocket Man’ orally through Chung, the person said.
‘He conveyed that he wants to meet with President Trump as quickly as possible,’ the senior official stated.
The North Koreans are offering to suspend their nuclear missile testing program, Chung told White House officials before he briefed press from the building’s North Lawn.
Chung said that Kim understands and accepts the fact that joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises will continue.
The senior U.S. official who spoke to reporters after Chung’s televised statement said the stiff punishing actions on North Korea would also stay in place…