Trump agrees to meet with Kim Jong Un

South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong (C) briefs reporters outside the West Wing of the White House on March 8, 2018 in Washington, DC, announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered to meet US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In a shocking announcement Thursday night, South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the North is “committed” to denuclearization. The intended meeting — confirmed by the president and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — is supposed to take place by May, but a time and place have yet to be decided.

Chung said Kim “expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible. President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.”

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