Trump, Kim agree to restart nuclear talks

Trump, Kim agree to restart nuclear talks

Agency News

Seoul, June 30 : US President Donald Trump on Sunday held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, where they agreed to restart talks on denuclearization within weeks.

Trump also indicated he would meet with Kim again, depending on the outcome of the working-level negotiations, raising hopes that the stalled nuclear talks may move forward."We've agreed that we're each going to designate a team. The teams will try to work out some details," he said, adding that the US team would be led by Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, reports Yonhap news agency.

"Speed is not the object, we want to see if we can do a really comprehensive, good deal," Trump told reporters after the meeting with Kim.It was their first meeting since their Hanoi summit in late February fell part due to differences over the definition of substantive denuclearization in return for sanctions relief.

Trump gave no indication whether the US will ease or lift sanctions against North Korea soon. But he suggested Washington will do so in the course of their renewed talks, saying, "At some point during the negotiation, things can happen."Earlier in the day, Trump crossed the border into the North Korean side to shake hands and briefly chat with Kim in their third face-to-face contact, becoming the first sitting US president to step onto North Korean soil.(UNI)