President Trump made a surprise and quick visit to the White House briefing room on Thursday afternoon, informing reporters in the room they should expect a "big announcement" on North Korea at 7 p.m. EST.
Pres Trump just told some press in the briefing room that South Korea would be making a “major announcement” at 7pm this evening. Said he spoke to Pres Moon.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 8, 2018
Earlier this week, South Korean officials announced a summit will be held in April with leaders from the North to discuss ongoing negotiations.
Possible progress being made in talks with North Korea. For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned. The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade in late April, the South’s presidential office said on Tuesday after a senior delegation returned from a visit to the North where they met leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea said there was no need to keep its nuclear program as long as there was no military threat against it and the safety of its regime was secured, the head of the delegation, Chung Eui-yong, told a media briefing.
North Korea also said it was open to talking with the United States regarding denuclearization and normalizing ties, Chung added.