White House: Trump meets North Korean leader in May

US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Yong-un to seek an agreement on nuclear disarmament, the White House said.

“Trump will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un at a place and time to be determined later,” White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “We look forward to nuclear disarmament from North Korea and at present, all sanctions and extreme pressure must remain on Pyongyang,” she said.

Earlier, a Senior South Korean official said after talks with the White House that Kim Yong-un and Trump would meet by May to reach a deal to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.

“I told President Trump that during our meeting with North Korean leader Kim Yong-un we were informed that he was committed to nuclear disarmament,” South Korean national security adviser Chung Uy-young said after a brief visit to Pyongyang.

“Kim has vowed that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests,” said Chung Ouy-young during his stay at the White House. “President Trump expressed his appreciation for this briefing and said he would meet with Kim Yong-un by May to achieve permanent disarmament of nuclear weapons.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency