Tough talk expected from Trump at UN meeting

CNN's Nic Robertson discusses what to expect from President Donald Trump ahead of his upcoming speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Posted: Sep 24, 2018 6:11 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2018 6:18 PM

President Donald Trump, arriving at the United Nations on Monday morning, said he and Kim Jong Un will meet for a second time "quite soon."

"It looks like we'll have a second summit quite soon. As you know, Kim Jong Un wrote a letter -- a beautiful letter -- and asked me for a second meeting and we will be doing that. (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo will work that out in the immediate future," Trump said, claiming there has been "tremendous progress on North Korea."

Diplomacy between the US and North Korea has continued in fits and starts since Trump met with Kim in Singapore in June, with Trump most recently canceling Pompeo's planned trip to Pyongyang last month, believing the visit would not be fruitful.

But throughout the process, Trump has continued to express a rosy optimism about the fate of the US-North Korea diplomatic effort and repeatedly expressed confidence in the strength of his personal relationship with Kim.

Nonetheless, US officials have worried that a second summit between Trump and Kim is premature and would hand North Korea too much in return for little concrete and verifiable progress toward denuclearization.

Arriving at the UN headquarters on Monday morning, Trump also touted how much the world has changed since he threatened during his UN speech a year ago to "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the US or its allies.

"This is a different world. That was a very dangerous time. This is one year later, a much different time," Trump said.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 40136

Reported Deaths: 633
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah8689154
Marion5547106
Washington542972
Umatilla327643
Clackamas297065
Lane217026
Malheur185834
Jackson15196
Deschutes106513
Yamhill95115
Linn75814
Polk63715
Jefferson5979
Morrow5426
Lincoln50813
Union4562
Benton4196
Klamath4013
Wasco33415
Douglas3244
Hood River2691
Josephine2573
Columbia2471
Clatsop2350
Coos2250
Baker1122
Crook862
Tillamook690
Curry561
Wallowa402
Lake350
Sherman180
Harney150
Gilliam110
Grant100
Wheeler10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 52°
Corvallis
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 51°
Roseburg
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 56°
North Bend
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 53°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events