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Trump Softens Tone on North Korea, Urges Deal on Nuclear Weapons

  • President speaks at news conference with South Korea’s Moon
  • Moon says leaders reaffirmed push for sanctions and pressure
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President Donald Trump speaks about the threat of North Korea during his trip to Asia. (Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump toned down his harsh rhetoric toward North Korea during a visit to Seoul, telling reporters the Pyongyang regime should “come to the table” to make a deal and refusing to rule out direct talks.

Trump’s remarks were a far cry from his comments in recent months, when he promised “fire and fury” against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and suggested negotiations with Pyongyang were a waste of time. With his remarks, Trump went further than he has before, amid the recent tensions, in saying he was open to engaging with Kim’s regime.