Washington — US President Donald Trump says he will hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27-28, while giving himself credit for averting a major war on the Korean peninsula. Trump said in the annual state of the union address to Congress much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in its nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as proof of progress. “If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump said. Trump had raised fears of war in 2017 when he threatened to rain “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea because of the threat its nuclear weapons and missiles posed to the US. Trump met Kim in Singapore on June 12 2018 in the first summit between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. Trump has been eager to hold a second summit in spite of a lack of concrete...

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