North Korea: Time to talk?

The White House is preparing for a possible face-to-face meeting between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un to discuss an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Posted: Mar. 9, 2018 4:22 PM
Updated: Mar. 9, 2018 4:22 PM

(NBC News) North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has agreed halt missile tests and move toward getting rid of his nuclear program ahead of a face-to-face meeting with President Trump.

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The news came in a White House announcement from South Korea's national security adviser.

"He expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible," said South Korea's Chung Eui-Yong.

In a tweet President Trump called it "great progress," but insisted sanctions will remain.

On Capitol Hill Republicans said it's a sign the maximum pressure campaign is working. Democrats called it a significant opportunity, but worry the president could go off script.

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