During a phone conversation with South Korea President President Moon Jae-in, a White House statement said, Trump "expressed his openness to holding talks between the United States and North Korea at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances".
The head of the North Korea's delegation, Ri Son Gwon, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart, Cho Myoung-gyon, after their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on January 9.
South Korea and the DPRK held the first high-level talks in about two years Tuesday, agreeing to hold a separate dialogue on military affairs.
"I don't want to comment on it", Trump told the Wall Street Journal after he was asked directly if he had spoken with Kim.
The U.S. has not had formal negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear program since 2012.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that Pyongyang has no insurmountable difficulties - be they a decade or a whole century of "enemies' sanctions".
The final decision will be come on January 20th when the International Olympic Committee hosts talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss North Korea's participation at PyeongChang 2018. "I think a certain level of success must be guaranteed", Moon said.
In comments seemingly to heap praise on the rogue leader, who inherited the hermit kingdom from his father and grandfather, Putin added that he believes Kim has "won this round" with the US President Donald Trump referring to the ongoing tensions.
"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal", Trump said.
Chief North Korean Delegate Ri Son Gwon stated that North Korea's nuclear weapons are "not targeted at our "compatriots", " but at the United States". The interview, which lasted roughly 45 minutes, comes only nine days after Trump last tossed out his moniker for Kim on Twitter.