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The Latest: Trump wants nuclear-free Korean peninsula

The Latest: Trump wants nuclear-free Korean peninsula

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump is expressing hope that the people of North and South Korea can someday live in harmony a day after a historic meeting between the two countries.

Trump says as he welcomes the U.S. Olympic team to the White House that he hopes "all of the people of Korea — North Korea and South — can someday live in harmony, prosperity and peace."

And he says that despite many saying it was impossible, "it looks like it could happen."

The comments came a day after meeting between the North's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump is expected to meet with Kim in late May or June.

He also says he hopes that one day athletes from the two countries can compete "on a Korean peninsula that is free of nuclear weapons."

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7:06 a.m.

President Donald Trump tweeted "KOREAN WAR TO END" Friday after a historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea.

Trump responded to the meeting of North Korea's Kim Jong Un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in South Korea. They pledged in a joint statement to rid their peninsula of nuclear weapons — but didn't identify any specific new measures to achieve that.

Trump is expected to meet with Kim in late May or June.

He tweeted: "KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!"

In a separate tweet sent minutes earlier, Trump said, "good things are happening, but only time will tell."

Trump later offered credit to China.


Updated : 2021-06-19 00:16 GMT+08:00