Vice President Pence to lead US delegation to 2018 Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un

GETTYVladimir Putin reckons Kim Jong-un is'shrewd and mature

Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't". The two Koreas have yet to set the date for their own working-level talks.

President Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House after traveling from Camp David, Md.

The Blue House said Trump and Moon agreed in the 30-minute call that the inter-Korean talks would extend beyond the Winter Olympics and would "naturally lead to a dialogue between the two Koreas for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".

At a weekend news conference at Camp David, Trump suggested that the recent rapprochement between the North and South was due to his own "tough stance".

At the same time, US troops are reportedly training in the kind of tunnel warfare - and buying the specific kinds of gear - necessary to wage war in North Korea.

"Poland will take consistent action for European unity, without divisions into those better and those worse and without any regulation of the voting rights", Duda said.

"Who knows where it leads?"

Vladimir Putin
GETTYVladimir Putin said Kim'won the last round

Trump said the US will watch over the next weeks and months what happens.

Trump also told his South Korean counterpart that Vice President Mike Pence would lead the American delegation to the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

The U.S. has not had formal negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear program since 2012. Swedish Permanent Representative to the United Nations Olof Skoog called on the Security Council to stay consolidated and spare no effort to settle the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

The two officials also discussed ways to use the momentum to find a peaceful resolution to the nuclear issue.

"You'll see that a lot with me and then all of the sudden somebody's my best friend". But he acknowledged suspicions that North Korea is just trying to drive a wedge between the U.S. and its ally South Korea. "Our task going forward is to draw North Korea to talks aimed at the denuclearisation of the North. That is our basic stance, and that will never be given up". "We are always open to talks". He called for greater investment in science and technology to build a powerful socialist nation, the news agency said.

The officers question Trump's temperament, judgement and indifference to expert advice.

Trump appeared to tell the Journal that his tweeted insults and the cryptic comment about good relations with Kim were part of his strategy.

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