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Where The U.S. Stands On North Korea Ahead Of The Trump-Kim Summit

President Trump hopes to make progress in his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, but he has resisted pressure to set firm timelines for the regime to give up its nuclear weapons.
Workers in Hanoi, Vietnam, making last-minute preparations ahead of this week's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Source: Carl Court

President Trump will meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un this week in Vietnam, as he attempts to get Pyongyang to move toward what has been an elusive goal: complete denuclearization.

Trump has maintained that his ultimate goal is to get Kim to relinquish the regime's nuclear program. But, in the lead up to this second summit, he has repeatedly stressed that he's not setting a deadline for North Korea to act.

"I think a at a White House event last week. "I'm in no particular rush. The sanctions are on; the relationships are very strong, and a lot of good things have happened."

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