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Trump-Kim meeting only if North fulfils promises: US

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PTI, Washington :
The US has made it clear that the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would happen only if Pyongyang sticks to the promises over its missiles and nuclear programme.
Last week, a South Korean delegation, led by its national security advisor, had conveyed Kim's invitation to Trump for a meeting. The invitation was accepted by Trump, taking the world by surprise.
The North Korean leader reportedly expressed a commitment to denuclearisation. Trump had said that Kim had also promised not to conduct missile tests till the meeting.
"We fully expect that it (the meeting) will (take place). The offer was made and we've accepted. North Korea made several promises and we hope that they would stick to those promises and, if so, the meeting will go on as planned," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is continuing to prepare on a number of levels for the meeting.
"Most of that is an inter-administration, interagency process and I'm not going to get ahead of any of the details of the where,
the when, or any of that here today," she said, responding to a series of questions on the meeting between the two leaders. Sanders said that the maximum pressure campaign on North Korea is working.
"We know that they have responded due to that, and they have pushed this message through the South Koreans to us. We have accepted their invitation on the three promises that they made, and were going to move forward in this process," she said.
Meanwhile, US National Security Advisor HR McMaster and US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, briefed members of the UN Security Council on developments related to North Korea.
During the meeting, McMaster and Haley urged the international community to maintain maximum pressure on the North Korean regime and asked Council members to devote the political will and resources necessary to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions to hold the regime accountable.

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