North Korea issues threats, but US still optimistic

People walk past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) and US President Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul, on May 16, 2018.
People walk past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) and US President Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul, on May 16, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

The United States is still hopeful about a planned summit with North Korea, after the North yesterday said it may reconsider if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'N. Korea issues threats, but US still optimistic'. Print Edition | Subscribe