National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday the United States has a plan for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program. But the timeline comes amid reports the North Koreans are lying about committing to full denuclearization.
The July summit in Finland will also offer the Russian president a chance to persuade Washington to lift some of the sanctions it imposed on Russia and to restore 'full-fledged relations based on equality and mutual respect.'
After being strongly criticized for questioning US intelligence findings of Russian meddling, President Trump delivered a rare admission of error, but later defended his overall performance.
The US had previously only been open to talks with the Taliban if they included the Afghan government. The goal of any future discussion would be to encourage negotiations between the Afghan government and the militant group, US officials said.
Counter-demonstrators shout during a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, Aug. 12.
Although President Trump cancelled the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Secretary Pompeo met with North Korea's former military intelligence chief to discuss restoring plans.
The White House says it still plans to meet with North Korea. Currently, a team of American diplomats are preparing for the summit with North Korean officials in the demilitarized zone.
President Trump canceled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for next month. While diplomacy with Pyongyang had become Trump's top focus, he said a recent statement from the North had "tremendous anger and open hostility."