May 22, 2018 / 2:41 PM / a year ago

U.S. hopeful on North Korea summit but no concessions made: Pence

‪U.S. Vice President Mike Pence‬ speaks before President Donald Trump during a rally with supporters at North Side middle school in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S., May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States remains hopeful about a planned June 12 summit with North Korea but has not made concessions in advance of the historic meeting to discuss denuclearization, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday.

Hours before South Korean President Moon Jae-in was to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, Pence told Fox News Radio: “Plans continue to go forward for a summit. We remain open to it, we remain hopeful.

“But let me very clear: nothing has changed about the policy of the United States of America. There have been no concessions offered and none given.”

Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Makini Brice; Editing by Bill Trott

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