The spokesman warned the U.S. not to interpret Pyongyang’s willingness to talk as a sign of weakness. He also criticized Washington for its ongoing “pressure and military threats” and its position that such pressure won’t be eased until North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons completely.
Before Mr. Trump meets Kim, Washington is hoping to gain the release of three Korean-Americans accused of anti-state activities. Mr. Trump hinted the release of Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song andwas in the offing.
There was no sign of an imminent release on Sunday, though the men had reportedly been moved to the capital.
The White House, meanwhile, has announced a separate meeting between Mr. Trump and Moon at the White House on May 22 to “continue their close coordination on developments regarding the Korean Peninsula.”
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