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Trump would be 'honored' to meet N.Korea's Kim, if conditions right

© AFP/File | Washington has said it it is open to direct talks with Kim Jong-Un's regime in Pyongyang

WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he would not rule out meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he would be "honored to do it," despite weeks of tough talk against the regime.

"If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him I would absolutely. I would be honored to do it," Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg.

Tensions with North Korea have soared in recent weeks, amid Pyongyang's series of provocative missile tests.

The Trump administration has repeatedly warned "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with North Korea's missile and nuclear programs -- but it also stressed last week it is open to direct talks with Pyongyang.

"If it's under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that," Trump said.

© 2017 AFP