The meeting will be held on Tuesday. "The snack manufacturing equipment that we planned to take over the border and down to Pyongyang is just sitting in a warehouse now". Britain's the Telegraph was the first to report that such an action was under consideration. No one wants a repeat of these past, failed attempts to temper a regime that's emboldened to believe it can defy the international community and build a nuclear arsenal in the face of U.N. sanctions and international condemnation.
But North Korean delegates reportedly showed strong displeasure at the inter-Korean talks when South Korean officials called for dialogue on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "It also has the advantage of being located a short distance from the competition facilities and the athletes' village".
Mr Trump himself welcomed the dialogue - and said talks between North Korea and the U.S. were a possibility, saying 'We'll see what happens'.
Resorting to force is widely viewed as very risky. "Absolutely I would do that".
'Who knows where it leads?'
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But Trump's stance on North Korea has shifted time and time again.
And South Korea, you should be pleased that we're giving you the gift of our participation in the Winter Olympics. That comes after Tuesday's ministerial-level talks between the 2 Koreas.
Last year was marked by terse back and forth between Trump and North Korea, both parties threatening to destroy each other as Pyongyang showcased its rapidly advancing missile program through a number of ballistic missile tests.
He added: "We cannot say talks are the sole answer".
"To hold a summit, the right conditions must be created and certain outcomes must be guaranteed", he said.
"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.