Kim says would not be at summit if not ready to denuclearize

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Kim says would not be at summit if not ready to denuclearize

HANOI: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that he would not be at the Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump if he were not willing to denuclearise.

“If I was not, I wouldn’t be here,” he told a reporter who asked whether he was ready to do so.

Trump responded that the comment “might be the best answer you’ve ever heard”.

The two sides have differed over the definition of the term, and when Kim was asked if he was willing to take concrete steps, the North Korean leader answered: “That’s what we are discussing right now.”