'Would be surprised if North Korea acted hostile'
Washington: President Donald Trump Saturday said he would be surprised if North Korea acted hostilely, hours after the country's ambassador to the UN said denuclearization will not be discussed in negotiations with the US.
Trump's remarks came in response to a question after North Korea's ambassador to the UN Kim Song said that denuclearization is off the table in talks with the US.
"We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now, and the denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiation table," Kim Song said in a statement on Saturday.
Hours later, when reporters asked Trump as to how does he plan on re-engaging
North Korea in the negotiations, he said, "We'll see about North Korea. I'd be surprised if North Korea acted hostiley [sic]."
"I have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. I think we both want to keep it that way. He knows I have an election coming up. I don't think he wants to interfere with that. But we'll have to see," he said.
Trump said that he has a good relationship with the North Korean leader.
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