US President Donald Trump has said he believes North Korea wants to "make peace," as he praised the nation for its restraint after announcing a possible meeting between him and leader, Kim Jong Un.
"I think they want to make peace. I think it's time," Mr Trump told a crowd of supporters at a rally in Pennsylvania, adding that he believed Pyongyang when they said "they are not sending missiles up" as the two sides work out the arrangements for a historic meeting.
"And I think we've shown great strength. I think that's also important," Mr Trump added.
The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
President Trump also said he hopes there will be no further North Korean missile tests during contacts with US officials. He welcomed the fact that there has not been a test carried out since last November.
North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through our meetings. I believe they will honor that commitment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
Earlier, Mr Trump said he will spare the European Union from his steel and aluminium tariffs if the EU ends its own trade barriers to US products.
The duties of 25% on imported steel and 10%t on aluminium have caused concern in the EU, and with the US's other major partners, including Japan.
In a Tweet, Mr Trump said: "If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours."