President Donald Trump said Friday that he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are “in the process of discussing our many options” to deal with North Korea.
Moon is in Washington to meet with Trump, whose administration has described addressing the nuclear threat from North Korea as one of its priorities.
Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday that he and Moon “accomplished a lot having to do with our thoughts on North Korea and our thoughts on trade” over a “fantastic” White House dinner on Thursday, according to a pool report.
The president said the U.S. and South Korea are in the process of renegotiating a trade deal with the country that Trump described as a “rough deal for the United States.”
“It’s been a rough deal for the United States, but I think that it will be much different for the United States,” Trump said. “We are in the process of doing that.”
“We are also in the process of discussing our many options,” he added. “We have many options with respect to North Korea.”
“It was a great opportunity for us to further the trust and friendship between me and President Trump,” Moon told reporters in brief remarks through a translator. “It was also an opportunity to reconfirm that the United States and Korea are walking together on the same path toward a great alliance.”