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Nominee for U.S. ambassador to South Korea backs ‘pause’ in military drills

15 June 2018

Trump recounted his experience spending time with Kim during their June 12 summit in Singapore, telling Fox News host Steve Doocy that he thought they had "good chemistry".

Mattis used his address Friday to also caution against Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he says "seeks to shatter NATO" and "attempts to undermine America's moral authority".

Trump said Kim's people "sit up at attention" when he speaks, and Trump wants "my people to do the same". As Trump watched, according to The Washington Post, he remarked about Ri's praise of Kim and suggested she could work for Fox News.

"I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family", he told reporters during an impromptu question-and-answer session at the White House.

Harry Harris, the Trump administration's nominee to be ambassador to South Korea, said that major military exercises should be paused to give Kim Jong-un a chance to prove whether he is "serious". "There has been no discussions and no change in position on the matter of the issue of U.S. troops in South Korea", said the high-level South Korean official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Later, when pressed by a CNN reporter about the comment, Trump claimed it had been a joke.

"And lastly, Secretary Pompeo and I reaffirmed that the ROK-US alliance, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, is robust as ever, that the United States Forces in Korea has played, and will continue to play a crucial role for deterrence and peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula". I hated them from the day I came in, ' Trump said.

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In turn, Infantino gave Putin a "big, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts" for Russia's "engagement" with the World Cup . The games attract a wider American audience when the United States is in the tournament because of patriotic appeal.

The problem is that the North Korean account said the opposite - that Trump had agreed to a "step-by-step" process in which the United States would "offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it".

He said the U.S. remained "committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea".

"No, I'm not anxious because I did nothing wrong", Trump said.

"That's a very important thing".

"I met a general", Trump said on Fox.

When asked if he was going to fire him, Trump said he was "looking" at him but didn't directly answer.

Trump reportedly had to be talked out of changing the summit date by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for fear the entire meeting would be in jeopardy.

Nominee for U.S. ambassador to South Korea backs ‘pause’ in military drills