Trump on North Korea Summit: They Must 'Get Rid of Their Nukes'
President Donald Trump touted the progress he has made with North Korea during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Trump said that in terms of his dealings with Kim Jong Un, he is "starting at a level that, frankly, I shouldn't have had to start," but said that "a lot" is happening.
"I want to see denuclearization of North Korea," he said, adding that although "a lot" of concessions have been already made, none have been by the United States.
The president was asked by a reporter exactly what he meant by "complete denuclearization."
"It means they get rid of their nukes. Very simple," he responded, saying he is not interested in making a "simple deal" and then declaring victory.
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The president debunked reports of concessions by his administration, saying "I haven't even discussed a concession, other than the fact that meeting is a great thing."
Trump is set to meet with Kim in the coming months, and reports say he will not lift sanctions on North Korea unless denuclearization is achieved.
North Korea announced that it would suspend its nuclear and long-range missile tests ahead of the summit.
A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Trump on Tuesday said that he believes the current progression with North Korea is going to be "very positive."
He added that he hopes "it's going to be very positive for North Korea. And for South Korea and Japan and the rest of the world."
Watch more of President Trump's remarks above.