Japan's Prime Minister making a brief stop at the West Wing Thursday to make sure he and his key ally share the same strategy for talks with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. I would like to take this opportunity to make sure that we have the utmost policy coordination as to our approach to the plan summit meeting. Shinzo Abe telling Donald Trump that Tokyo needs a promise from Pyongyang to abandon development of short and long-range missiles as well as its nuclear weapons. Abe said Japan also wants the return of abducted Japanese citizens. And what is more important the abduction issue. The solution to all these issues must be resolved.
Trump said he's open to restoring diplomatic relations to ending the Korean War and to hosting Kim at the White House provided Pyongyang agrees to get rid of its nuclear program. I am totally prepared to walk away. I did it once before. You have to be able to walk away. Trump says he has 300 additional US sanctions teed up against Pyongyang in case Kim refuses to give up his nuclear weapons program.
But Mike Pompeo, his Secretary of State says Kim has given him a personal assurance that he is willing to denuclearize although offering no details on when or how. I've had the chance to meet with chairman Kim Jong-un twice now. I can tell you he is very capable of articulating the things that he is prepared to do. Present clearly the challenges that we all have to overcome. That's why the two leaders are meeting. It's the opportunity to lay those out clearly between the two leaders so that we can see if we can find a path forward. Both Pompeo and Trump continue to say they believe Kim will disarm if Japan, China and the Republic of Korea rebuild his country and the U.S. guarantees his security.
周四，日本首相在白宫西厢短暂停留，确保他和他的盟友在与朝鲜领袖金正恩的会面上有着相同的策略。我想借此机会确保我们在应对计划峰会上有着最大程度的政策配合 。安倍晋三告诉唐纳德·特朗普，日本需要朝鲜承诺放弃发展长短程导弹及其核武器 。安倍表示日本还希望朝鲜能够归还被掳走的日本市民 。更重要的是绑架问题 。必须要想出解决这些问题的办法 。
特朗普表示愿意重建外交关系，结束朝鲜战争并在白宫接待金正恩，前提是平壤同意放弃核项目。我已做好万全的准备一走了之 。我之前就这么干过 。你必须得有撒手不管的能力 。特朗普称其还有针对平壤的300项额外制裁，以防金正恩拒绝放弃核武器项目 。
但国务卿迈克·蓬佩奥表示，金正恩曾对其做出过愿意无核化的个人保证，不过没有提供何时以及如何无核化的细节。我有机会与金正恩见过两面 。我可以告诉大家他绝对有能力做到他打算做的事 。明确提出我们需要克服的挑战 。所以这两位领导人才会会面 。这是一个让两位领导人明确提出这些问题的机会，看我们能否找到解决之法 。蓬佩奥和特朗普都表示，如果日本、中国和韩国帮助朝鲜重建国家，美国能保证其安全，那么他们相信金正恩会同意解除武装 。