"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un", Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.
South Korea is reportedly considering joining its women's hockey team with North Korea after talks between the two nations this week led to the announcement that North Korea will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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The US has not had any direct contact with North Korea since 2012, at least officially.
North Korean traders operating in China are feeling renewed optimism over potential inter-Korean economic cooperation as high-level talks between North and South Korea kick off this week.
South China Morning Post reported that the pictures were taken before a New Year's speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in which he warned President Donald Trump about a "nuclear button" on his desk, while also offering to hold talks with Seoul.
The Canadian Press and Agence France Press are reporting that the conference will examine various options to tighten the screws against North Korea, including intercepting its ships. "I think you people are surprised".More news: Euro jumps on European Central Bank minutes; US CPI & retail sales on the horizon
North Korea also agreed to a big delegation to the Olympics of 400 to 500, comprising officials, athletes and cheer squads. For North Korean residents, the source said, this statement amounted to attendance by North Korea at the Olympics as a "foregone conclusion".
Trump has said North Korea won't be allowed to develop a nuclear missile capable of striking the United States, and has threatened war if economic sanctions and negotiations can't avert Kim's ambitions for such a weapon. Trump told reporters. Trump said that the phone call with Moon went well.
Given Moon's credentials as a former human-rights lawyer who was elected on a pledge to pursue a less confrontational approach with North Korea, it's unclear if he really believes his praise of Trump. North Korea has a massive array of artillery pieces pointed at Seoul, South Korea's capital of with a population of 25 million.More news: Arcade Fire's Win Butler Blasts Trump for Alleged Haiti Insult