U.S. demands ‘concrete actions’ before summit with N. Korea

The United States said Friday that North Korea must take "concrete actions" to demonstrate its commitment to denuclearize in order to realize a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The remark by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders came a day after Trump accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's invitation to a summit on the regime's denuclearization.

Sanders was asked why Trump did not attach preconditions, such as the release of three Americans detained in the North.

"That's something that we're going to continue advocating for and pushing for," she said during a regular press briefing. "But let's not forget that the North Koreans did promise something: They've promised to denuclearize, they've promised to stop nuclear and missile testing, and they've recognized that we're going to continue in our military exercises."

Sanders claimed those pledges were made with "zero concessions" from the U.S.

"And, again, this meeting won't take place without concrete actions that match the promises that have been made by North Korea," she said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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