Trump-Kim talks: US signals hardline stance as it scrambles to define position

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Donald Trump will take a hardline position at his planned summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the White House said on Friday, as US officials scrambled to keep pace with the president after his sudden acceptance of Kim’s offer to talk.

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The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.

Much of the regime’s domestic legitimacy rests on portraying the country as under constant threat from the US and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.

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