Trump Referred to Intelligence Analyst as 'Pretty Korean Lady'

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The two nations have remained in a state of war and without diplomatic relations since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty.

She contends that Trump said, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea".

It's unclear if President Trump said "I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" or "I'd probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un".

Trump said he would be open to talks, if the DPRK wants it, at an appropriate time and under right situations. "I think you people are surprised".

South Korea and the DPRK held the first high-level talks in about two years Tuesday, agreeing to hold a separate dialogue on military affairs. While they reached no consensus on Pyongyang's nuclear programme, the two countries did agree to have North Korea participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He said the USA was open to talks with North Korea under the right circumstances.

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Trump and Kim have traded bellicose rhetoric and crude insults over the past year, as North Korea has accelerated weapons tests and appears on the cusp of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the USA mainland.

North Korea has repeatedly threatened to turn the U.S. into "darkness and ashes" using the nuclear weapons they are developing at a surprisingly rapid rate.

Last week, after Mr Kim spoke of having a "nuclear button" on his desk during a public address, Mr Trump responded by tweeting that he, too, had a nuclear button - and that was "much bigger and more powerful" than Mr Kim's.

In the wake of President Trump's comment about wanting to stop immigration from "shithole countries", NBC News did a deep dive into Trump's history of racist comments. It has, however, retained back-channel communications through the North's diplomatic mission at the United Nations in NY.

The White House and Wall Street Journal issued contradicting statements on whether or not President Trump was misquoted in a recent interview about his relationship with North Korea.

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