President Donald Trump softened North Korea's optimism on Sunday, saying that "only time will tell" how things go, as US lawmakers are skeptical of Pyongyang's promises ahead of possible historic talks between state leaders sounded. 19659002] "We are a long way from North Korea's conclusion, maybe things will work, and maybe they will not – only time will tell," Trump said on Twitter on Sunday.
In Another Sign For A successful outcome with North Korea is far from assured, the Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday that Trump was not prepared to make concessions such as the lifting of economic sanctions until North Korea became its nuclear arsenal has significantly reduced. The Journal quoted US officials who did not identify it.
In an earlier tweet, the president criticized NBC journalist Chuck Todd for saying that the US had given too much ground to North Korea in negotiations before the potential meeting with Kim: "Wow, we have not given up anything and they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for the world), closing the page and no further testing! "
Sunday's comments followed those of Trump on Friday, after Kim had agreed to stop nuclear testing, which was considered a largely symbolic gesture was seen to relieve the floor for talks between the two leaders. Trump welcomed "great progress" and said he was looking forward to the summit with North Korea's leaders, which could take place in May or June.