The pressure President Donald Trump’s administration’s putting on North Korea is working and Kim Jong-un’s recent visit to China is proof of it’s positive impact, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at Wednesday’s press briefing.
“Certainly we’re going to be cautiously optimistic, but we feel like things are moving in the right direction and that the meeting yesterday was a good indication that the maximum pressure campaign has been working,” Sanders said. “You saw him leave for the first time since becoming the leader of North Korea, leaving his country for the first time for that meeting and we consider that to be a positive sign that the maximum pressure campaign is continuing to work. And we’re going to continue moving forward in this process and hope for a meeting down the road.”
Kim Jong-un reportedly left North Korea to meet with President Xi in China earlier this week.
Sanders was asked if the meeting between North Korea, South Korea and the United States would take place in May and confirmed May is still the target date.
“We would like to see this. Obviously this is something of a global importance. We want to make sure that it’s done as soon as we can,” she concluded. “But we also want to make sure it’s done properly and we’re working towards that goal. As we said before, the North Koreans have made that offer and we’ve accepted and we’re moving forward in that process.”
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