US Open to Dialogue with North Korea at 'Appropriate Time'

The United States is open to talks with North Korea at the appropriate time, said the White House. (Reuters)
The United States is open to talks with North Korea at the appropriate time, said the White House. (Reuters)
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US Open to Dialogue with North Korea at 'Appropriate Time'

The United States is open to talks with North Korea at the appropriate time, said the White House. (Reuters)
The United States is open to talks with North Korea at the appropriate time, said the White House. (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump informed his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he was open for dialogue with Pyongyang, announced the White House on Wednesday.

The United States is open to talks with North Korea “at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances,” it added.

Moon briefed Trump in a phone call on the talks held on Tuesday between North and South Korea, their first in more than two years.

The White House said Moon thanked Trump for his “leadership in making the talks possible.”

Commenting on the prospect of holding talks with the North, Trump said: “Who knows where it leads?”

Trump told reporters as he met members of his Cabinet at the White House that Moon informed him the initial South Korean talks with North Korea went well.

“Hopefully it will lead to success for the world, not just for our country, but for the world. And we’ll be seeing over the next number of weeks and months what happens,” he said.



Man Arrested after British Soldier Stabbed in Attack Near Barracks

FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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Man Arrested after British Soldier Stabbed in Attack Near Barracks

FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

A 24-year-old man was arrested after a soldier was stabbed and seriously injured in a street near a barracks in southeast England, police said Wednesday.
The British Army said the victim, who is in his 40s, suffered serious injuries. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
The Kent Police force said officers were called Tuesday evening to reports of an assault in the town of Gillingham, 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) southeast of London.
A suspect was arrested within half an hour, police said. British police do not name suspects until they have been charged. There was no immediate word on motive.
The road where police said the attack happened is close to Brompton Barracks, the headquarters of the British Army’s 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment. The army did not confirm media reports that the soldier was in uniform at the time of the attack.
“Our thoughts are with the soldier and their family and we request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time," the army said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with Kent Police to understand what happened and support the investigation."