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Trump-Kim Summit

Pyongyang jumped on Trump's Twitter invite within an hour: Japan

Foreign Minister Kono says Tokyo still seeks Abe-Kim summit on abductions

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an unexpectedly long meeting Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Pyongyang responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet offering to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un less than an hour after the message was posted, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said here Monday.

Kono cited a telephone briefing on Sunday's summit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The secretary said Washington was skeptical that Kim would show up until he actually arrived, according to Kono.

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