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North Korea would have to clear many conditions before Trump meeting possible - White House
May 1, 2017 / 6:26 PM / in 6 months

North Korea would have to clear many conditions before Trump meeting possible - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea would need to clear many conditions before a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be contemplated, the White House said on Monday.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

After Trump told Bloomberg News he would be honoured to meet with Kim, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters the United States would need to see North Korea’s provocative behaviour ratcheted down immediately.

“Clearly conditions are not there right now,” Spicer said.

(Correcting to attribute quote in bottom paragraph to Spicer, not Trump)

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by James Dalgleish

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