President Donald Trump provided an update to the North Korea situation Tuesday, saying the United States has not given any concessions as he prepares to meet with the reclusive nation's leader, Kim Jong Un.
"I want to see denuclearization of North Korea," Trump said. "A lot of concessions have already been made. We've made no concessions. Despite the media saying we've made concessions, I haven't even discussed concessions."
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could soon become the new secretary of state, secretly traveled to North Korea on Easter weekend and met with Kim. The U.S. and other nations want North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and Trump is slated to negotiate with Kim face-to-face in the coming months.
As preparations are made for the historic summit, North Korea has pledged to stop conducting nuclear tests.
"A lot's happening right now, I can tell you that, Jeff," Trump said to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason. "This should have been resolved by other presidents and other leaders of other countries a long time ago. With that being said, I think we are doing very well. Meetings are being set up."
When asked to clarify what he meant by denuclearization, Trump had a direct answer.
"It means to get rid of their nukes. Very simple," he said.
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