White House hopeful NKorea summit will occur

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration is “still hopeful” that a planned summit with North Korea will take place.

Sanders said Wednesday that threats from the North to scrap the meeting were “something that we fully expected.”

Sanders said President Donald Trump is “ready for very tough negotiations,” adding that “if they want to meet, we’ll be ready and if they don’t that’s OK.” She said if there is no meeting, the U.S. would “continue with the campaign of maximum pressure.”

North Korea has taken issue with comments from top security adviser John Bolton that the North should follow the “Libyan model” of nuclear disarmament. Asked about the remarks, Sanders said she “hadn’t seen that as part of any discussions.” She said the White House was following “the President Trump model.”

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