May 18, 2022

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Trump will engage Pyongyang “under certain circumstances”, S. Korean envoy says

Meeting with Blue House envoy Hong Seok-hyun comes ahead of U.S.-ROK summit next month

U.S. President Donald Trump has said his administration would be willing to pursue engagement and "peace" with North Korea if certain conditions were met, Hong Seok-hyun, a top South Korean government envoy, told media in Washington DC on Wednesday.

“We are currently at the stage of pressure and sanctions, but under certain circumstances, we are willing to create peace (with Pyongyang) using engagement,” President Trump told Hong Seok-hyun, an envoy for the recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in.