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President Trump says there will be a major announcement on North Korea tonight


WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- President Trump has told members of the press there will be a major announcement regarding North Korea tonight at 7 p.m. eastern time.

CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports in a tweet, "Trump pops in briefing room, tells us South Korea will be making a major announcement at 7 p.m. on North Korea. He first said it was off the record, then said we could use the info just off camera."

ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Trump whether the announcement had anything to do with North Korea and talks they've had with the nation.

Trump replied, "it's almost beyond that. Hopefully, you will give me credit," according to ABC's Meridith McGraw.

Earlier this week, negotiators for South Korea met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This meeting occurred before the delegation was set to meet with members of the Trump administration during a two-day visit to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters that he was cautiously optimistic about talks happening with North Korea regarding their nuclear program.

"We're going to have to watch actions and see if they match words," Mattis told reporters in the Pentagon according to CNN.

It is believed to be the first time Trump has gone inside the White House briefing room.

President Trump also told members of the press that the announcement was a matter he discussed with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump asked the press to keep his remarks off camera but Diamond was able to capture a picture of him as he spoke with correspondents in the room. Trump was alongside Vice President Pence and members of his administration while speaking with the press.

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