North Korean Government Is ‘Acting Positively,’ Trump Says

Ending nuclear and missile programs would be a ‘great thing’

Travelers walk past a TV screen showing a file footage of North Korean missiles at a railway station in Seoul on April 28, 2016. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump acknowledged the long-tense situation with North Korea has “come a long way, at least rhetorical[ly],” adding a deal to end its nuclear arms and long-range missile programs would be “a great thing for the world.”

“They seem to be acting positively,” he said of the North Korean government. “We are prepared to go either way.”

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The president’s comments came during an Oval Office event welcoming his Swedish counterpart to the White House.

Sweden has an embassy in Pyongyang, and Trump said the Swedish government has been “helpful” in easing tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. 

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