Trump, Kim Jong Un unlikely to meet 'any time soon': White House

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test

In a surprise development, Mr Trump on Monday said he would not rule out meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, under the right conditions.

Tensions with North Korea have escalated recently as American and other intelligence agencies have suggested the country was readying a possible nuclear test.

Doubt it? Here's Trump to Bloomberg about his willingness to meet with Kim: "Most political people would never say that but I'm telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him". Trump also said that he's "not going to be very happy" if North Korea continues missile tests, but declined to elaborate when Dickerson pressed him on what he meant by that.

Clearly aware of the power of his declaration, he added: "We have breaking news". The remark was made during a wide-ranging 30-minute interview in the Oval Office that occurred as a U.S. Navy carrier strike force is off the Korean peninsula.

The President then warned of a "major, major conflict" with Kim Jong-un's secret state if it doesn't fall into line.

He did, however, praise the young supreme leader as "a pretty smart cookie" for having maintained his authority despite people who might've "tried to take that power away".

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Trump would speak to the leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday, after North Korea test-launched another missile that Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful but which drew widespread worldwide condemnation. In the last version of the Republican bill, that was left to the states. Leading candidates have promised a new era of relations with Pyongyang.

Since 2006, North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, the last two taking place in January and September 2016, respectively.

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Trump has stated repeatedly that all options are on the table regarding Pyongyang, and that conceivably would include diplomacy. The statement, which came in response to CNN's questions about the latest launch, did not acknowledge Saturday's missile test.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who chaired the meeting, flatly rebuffed these remarks, saying the USA "will not negotiate our way back to the negotiating table with North Korea, we will not reward their violations of past resolutions, we will not reward their bad behavior with talks".

The latest addition of the pentagon to the heavy presence of the United States military in South Korea has seen military experts analyze the implication and efficiency in comparison with North Koreas military capabilities.

In essence, he wants to change the current system regarding who has the unquestioned right to authorize the deployment of nuclear weapons against countries that allegedly represent a threat to the security of the United States or its national interests.

"I don't see this happening anytime soon", Spicer added. Her backers tend to be older, Christian, conservative and pro-U.S. - people who lived through the 1950-'53 Korean War as children.

John Sifton, Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said Trump had established a troubling pattern of paying compliments to foreign leaders with shaky human rights or autocratic reputations.

Dickerson was able to get Trump to say that the bill will mandate pre-existing condition coverage.

"I don't think McMaster is in a position to refute what Trump said".

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