By Brooke Singman | FoxNews.com
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un extended an invitation to meet with (Update) President Trump will accept an invitation by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to meet, the White House confirmed Thursday night, in a dramatic development after months of sabre-rattling between the two world leaders.
President Trump — and the president agreed that the two would meet by May, South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong announced at the White House on Thursday night.
Chung announced that Trump would meet with Kim by May to “continue the goal of denuclearization.” The White House did not give an immediate response.
Kim, according to Chung, understands that joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. will continue. The North Korean leader, according to recent talks with Chung, also claimed to be “commited to denuclearization.”
“He (Kim) pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear missile tests,” Chung said, adding that Trump’s “leadership” and “maximum pressure” brought us “to this juncture.”
Chung said that “along with President Trump,” he is “optimistic of continuing a diplomatic process.”
“The pressure will continue until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions,” he said before concluding his remarks.
Earlier Thursday, Trump announced that South Korea would be making a “major statement” about North Korea at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Chung met at the White House earlier in the day with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
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