Trump: I'm in no hurry to see North Korea denuclearize

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is looking forward to a good meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam and wants Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize but is in no particular hurry.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said sanctions against North Korea would remain in place in the meantime and noted that Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently.

Trump also said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday and planned to talk to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.