THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON AND PRESIDENT KIM OF SOUTH KOREA IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY The Oval Office
11:08 A.M. EST
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Be prepared for questions about everything except Korea here. (Laughter.)
Q We'll ask about Korea this time. Are you both on board with the same package for North Korea to permit inspection -- international inspection of its nuclear sites?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Well, we'll have a statement about that later. We just started our meeting. So I think we have to have the meeting before we can make a statement.
Q But it appears that President Kim seems to have a deviation in the policy.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: We haven't had our meeting yet. Give us a chance to talk about it and then we'll be glad to comment about it.
Q Are your options limited since China and Japan don't want you to proceed with sanctions?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I think I'd like to comment on all that in the -- we'll have a press statement and then I'll answer questions about it. But I really would like to speak with President Kim first.
Q Do you know if North Korea has a nuclear weapon at this point?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I want to have this meeting first and then I'll --
Q What else can we ask you about? (Laughter.)
Q Nothing ventured --
Q Are you going to ask the Attorney General to look into the Philadelphia state senate race? One of the --
Q Gingrich said you would.
Q Are you going to do that, do you think?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: The first I even knew about it was this morning. I don't know enough about it to give an answer. I'll have to look into it. I had not heard anything about it until this morning. I knew nothing about it until he mentioned it this morning.
Q How come you didn't jog together today?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Tomorrow. I don't know if he'll run with me tomorrow, but I'd like him to.
Q It depends on how late your dinner is.
PRESIDENT KIM: My impression is that most of the journalists would like to raise interest by describing the subject as a very difficult issue. In fact, sometimes they're very simple ones, in a way unnecessarily complicates --
I think that this time we had a very sizable amount of journalist delegation this time -- more than 100 people, I think, accompanied me on my visit in the U.S. this time.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: They all got to go first to Seattle, and then here?
PRESIDENT KIM: Yes.
END11:12 A.M. EST