PressTV-Trump open to talks with North Korea: White House

US President Donald Trump has told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that Washington is open to talks with North Korea, while remaining determined to apply “maximum pressure” over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, according to the White House.

“The two leaders underscored the importance of continuing the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday in a statement that confirmed a South Korea account of the phone call.  

Trump said there would be no military action against Pyongyang while talks were ongoing between South and North Korea, the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential office, said in a statement earlier on Wednesday after a phone call between Trump and Moon.

The two leaders also maintained that the inter-Korean talks would extend beyond the Winter Olympics.

On Tuesday, representatives from Seoul and Pyongyang held their first discussions in more than two years at the…

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