President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will continue to insist on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, despite threats from North Korean officials to cancel a much-anticipated June 12 summit.
Trump said that North Korea has not directly told the White House that it wants to change or cancel the summit, so he has not made any decisions.
“We haven’t seen anything. We haven’t heard anything,” Trump told a small group of reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday, as he welcomed Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the White House. “We will see what happens, whatever is.”
When asked if he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is bluffing, Trump repeated: “We’ll see what happens.”
As reporters were ushered out of the Oval Office, one asked the president if he will continue to insist on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded with a simple “yes.”
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