Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where “promises are broken.”
The US president and the North’s leader held a historic summit in Singapore earlier this year, signing a vaguely worded deal on denuclearization.
Speaking in Singapore, US Vice President Mike Pence insisted plans for the second meeting were still “ongoing”.
“We believe that the summit will likely occur after the 1st of the year but the when and the where of that is still being worked out,” he told reporters.
“We don’t want to repeat the mistakes of prior administrations — frankly both political parties have made over the last several decades — where promises are made, sanctions are lifted and economic support comes and then promises are broken.”
His comments came after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of a summit attended by world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.