Published: Sat, May 05, 2018
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Withdrawing US Troops from South Korea 'Not no the Table'

Withdrawing US Troops from South Korea 'Not no the Table'

But in recent months relations between the Koreas have warmed dramatically, with Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in pledging at their summit last week to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.

On the same day, Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton called the New York Times article "utter nonsense". Asian stocks climbed almost 4 percent on Monday on renewed hopes the US automaker industry would be rescued, strengthening willingness to take risks and knocking the USA dollar to a two-month low against the euro.

"Absolutely", Trump said when asked about the report.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump says he has a date for his meeting with the North's leader, Kim Jong-Un.

During the press conference, Trump was also asked about recent reports that three USA citizens now held in North Korea would soon be released, though his answer was light on detail.

"The trip is being scheduled", Trump said.

The White House is denying a published report that President Donald Trump is seeking options to reduce the US troop presence on the Korean peninsula.


The DPRK returned to a single time with South Korea. Some 28,500 USA forces are based there, a military presence that has been preserved since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty.

"We're having very substantive talks with North Korea", Trump said.

South Korea had also changed its clocks to move away from Japanese time in the 1950s, but eventually reverted back to Japan's time zone in the 1960s.

Trump said Friday a date and a location has been settled upon. and would be announced soon.

President Trump defended new lawyer Rudy Giuliani Friday saying he'll "get his facts straight".

Trump earlier in the week hinted that the two leaders could meet at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas.

Plans for a meeting between Trump and Kim follow months of angry exchanges between the two over Pyongyang's testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, including some theoretically capable of reaching the United States mainland.

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