Mr Trump also told reporters he believes he's well-prepared for his meeting with Kim, adding he doesn't believe he needs much preparation for the summit.
Trump said Abe talked about the abductees "long and hard and passionately and I will follow his wishes and we will be discussing that with North Korea absolutely".
Trump, who coined the term "maximum pressure" to describe USA sanctions against the North, said they would be an indicator for the success or failure of the talks.
Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet on Tuesday. "We would certainly like to see normalization".
"We would always ask, 'So Kim, what do you think about communism?' and he's was always saying, 'I'm all about peace and love".
"I know Rudy. Rudy doesn't speak for the administration when it comes to this negotiation and this set of issues", Pompeo smiled, as he put in an appearance at today's White House press briefing. "They're no longer looking so much to the Mediterranean", he said.
However, that can not happen until the Pyongyang completely and verifiably eliminates its weapons of mass destruction programs, he reiterated.
"Until we achieve our goals, the measures that the world, alongside the USA has put on the regime will remain". Japan is a possible target of aggression from Pyongyang and past year, a missile test carried out by North Korea ended in Japanese waters.
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Berman noted that no Eagles players kneeled during the anthem a year ago , but Conway asked to "unpack that separately". Trump then withdrew the invitation. "I think [Pederson] is a good guy".
Trump said at that time that the statements from Pyongyang lampooning Pence and threatening nuclear war were a thing of the past.
"These programmes threaten our homeland, our allies and partners, and the broader non-proliferation regime". North Korea apparently wants the same type of plane as Trump's Air Force One. "It has supporting infrastructure that is also of concern", he said.
"They [searched] my bags and then told me that this is a very sensitive time to be in Singapore and that I should stay away from the Sentosa Island as well as the Shangri-La hotel in town", he said in a Facebook post.
'Hoping for this after my two friends and leaders meet next month #Peace #Love #NotWar #Diplomacy, ' Rodman wrote.
Pyongyang, for its part, has repeatedly expressed a commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula, but the phrase is a diplomatic euphemism open to interpretation on both sides and the North has given no public indication of what concessions it might be offering. It's typical again of his narrative of making himself think that he's a bigger player and somebody more important and powerful than he actually is.
"We can not take sanctions off".
"We don't use the term anymore because we're going into a friendly negotiation", Trump said. I asked a State Department veteran his take on how this is all going to work.
The Trump administration has said it will keep sanctions in place against Pyongyang until a complete denuclearization of North Korea is achieved.
"I think it's a process", he said.