WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump says on Thursday he would ‘certainly’ invite North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to visit the United States if summit negotiations in Singapore go well.
“I think that could happen,” Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Speaking of the possibility, Trump said: “I think it will be well-received. I think he would look at it very favorably.” Trump said that he is also “totally prepared to walk” if things do not go well, noting that he “did it once before”.
He also said he believes Mr Kim is prepared to do something that will be great for his country, his family and himself and said “normalising relations is something that I would hope to do” once the negotiations with North Korea are completed.
Trump will meet Kim in Singapore on June 12, a first-ever meeting between sitting North Korean and US leaders and one focused on Pyongyang’s ominous nuclear weapons program.
32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.
Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.
Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.
“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.
Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.Follow @gorkhapost