Tillerson says plans for North Korea meeting ‘in the very early stages’

The United States has yet to hear from North Korea after President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday.

“We have not heard anything directly back from North Korea, although we do expect to hear something directly from them,” Tillerson said during a press conference in Nigeria.

South Korean officials last Thursday announced that Trump accepted North Korea’s invitation. The White House said the meeting would only happen if North Korea agreed to avoid any missile testing and did not object to U.S.- South Korea joint military exercises.