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Today, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America said that a deal with North Korea is currently “very much in the making”, after revealing that he planned to meet Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.
In a tweet that Trump posted today, he stated: “The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the world. Time and place to be determined.”
A statement regarding the matter is yet to be made by North Korea.
The two leaders have become renowned for a series of exchanged threats and insults that were made to the countries of one another. They will meet after a delegation from South Korea extended the invitation to Trump.
Trump would become the first sitting President to meet a leader from North Korea.
The envoys from South Korea had said that North Korea was “committed to denuclearisation” as an end goal, even though it has not yet been made clear when this will begin.
Yesterday, President Trump had said that “great progress” was being made. However, he added that sanctions will continue until an agreement is reached, with a meeting still being planned.
Trump said in a tweet: “Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!”
Off the back of the news, Ladbrokes set 2/1 odds on President Trump being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to a group which campaigned to eliminate nuclear weapons in 2017.