Trump teases new details on next North Korean summit

Trump teases new details on next North Korean summit

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Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump at Singapore's Capella Hotel in June. (White House photo)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he may provide details on an upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at a news conference later in the day.

“We’ll start talking about that,” Trump told reporters at the U.N. as he headed into a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We’ll be announcing where and when in the very near future.”

The president is scheduled to take questions from the media at 5 p.m. EDT.

Prior to Trump’s remarks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CBS This Morning that plans for the next summit are underway and that he’ll be traveling to Pyongyang soon to lay the foundations.

He said the meeting will likely come “sometime after” October.

Trump and Kim met in Singapore in June, emerging with a non-binding agreement to pursue denuclearization along the Korean peninsula.

While the intense rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea softened after the summit, few concrete steps have been taken toward implementing the proposal.

Trump has nevertheless touted what he described Wednesday as a “tremendous amount of progress” while attending the annual U.N. General Assembly session this week.

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