President Trump will accept North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet, "at a place and time to be determined," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday night.
South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, announced outside the White House Thursday evening that North Korea had extended the invitation to Trump, who told him he would "meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization." In her statement, Sanders said the United States looks "forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain." Catherine Garcia
Update 8:20 p.m. ET: President Trump has tweeted about the meeting, saying "great progress" is being made.
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018