29 Jun '17, 8pm

South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meets top lawmakers

South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meets top lawmakers

WASHINGTON — South Korea's president met with congressional leaders Thursday in advance of a White House dinner with President Donald Trump in an effort to reassure Washington he will coordinate closely on dealing with the threat from North Korea. President Moon Jae-in has long advocated engagement with North Korea to address its nuclear weapons development. His position could cause strains with Trump, who wants to step up economic pressure and further isolate the North diplomatically. The U.S. and South Korea want to show they are on the same page as concern deepens over North Korea's technological progress toward a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental U.S., and its lack of interest in negotiations aimed at dismantling its atomic arsenal. "We have a lot to work together for," Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said as top House lawmakers sat down with Moon o...

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