Trump Says U.S. Has Not ‘Given Up Anything’ In North Korea Talks

David Brunnstrom, John Walcott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. administration officials are preparing for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but basic details, including where and when it will happen and negotiating tactics, are still being worked out.
FILE PHOTO – A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/CNN) – President Donald Trump is back on Twitter this weekend, providing information about one of the world’s most feared nations.

Trump declared Sunday morning the United States has not “given up anything” in negotiations with North Korea in response to criticism that Pyongyang is getting more out of the talks than Washington.

“Wow, we haven’t given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!” Trump tweeted.

The President followed up with a second tweet that said, “We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won’t — only time will tell.”

Trump was responding to comments by Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Sunday Today” show in which he said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “seems to be giving very little but making it seem like he’s giving a lot.”

Todd said the tone of cooperation was a positive development but added, “there’s not many preconditions the United States is asking for.”

“So far in this potential summit, North Koreans have gotten a lot out of it,” Todd said, adding that Washington has not negotiated the release of Americans being held captive in North Korea and that Kim Jong Un has not pledged to denuclearize, he said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.