President Trump said Monday he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "quite soon", expressing optimism that his efforts to negotiate a denuclearization deal are still on track.
Trump said the deal was "fair and reciprocal", and will both reduce the trade deficit and expand opportunities to export American products to South Korea, including automobiles, medicine and agricultural products.
"I think it makes very appropriate reciprocal confidence-building measures", said Eric Gomez, a security analyst at the Cato Institute, a US libertarian think tank.
Trump and Moon were expected to sign a new version of the U.S.
"It was long time in coming and it is a basic redoing of the agreement that was done before, which was a very unfair agreement for the United States".
Trump commented Monday in NY during an appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
On Monday, the United States leader seemed to change tone as he hailed "tremendous progress on North Korea".
Redoubling his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of US interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining a spotlight on the threat that he says Iran poses to the Middle East and beyond.
The top US diplomat is defending President Donald Trump's decision to seek out a second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un even though Kim's government has not followed through on commitments to halt its nuclear program. Abe stands first among world leaders in cultivating a close relationship with the president through displays of flattery that he has used to advance his efforts to influence the unpredictable American leader.
"A declaration of an end to the war is a political declaration that says we will end our hostile relations", Moon said earlier.
General Assembly in NY this week, adding that declaring a formal end to the Korean War may be a way to provide some security assurance to the North.
But the tone has warmed again since Kim met last week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who made his first visit to Pyongyang.
Trump is scheduled to meet with Moon on Monday afternoon to discuss security and trade issues.
"As I have said repeatedly, regime change in Iran is not the administration's policy", Bolton told reporters.
He adds, "Today we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together".
Moon, speaking through a translator, said the two countries had made "modifications" to the deal.
Trump was elected promising to address USA opioid addiction.
The president, whose bellicose denunciations of Pyongyang have largely given way to hopeful notes, plans to sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who comes bearing a personal message to Trump from North Korea's Kim after their inter-Korean talks last week.