The world has been on edge on over North Korea’s rogue nuclear program.
Donald Trump pledged to put a stop to it one way or the other.
Stunning news broke that Kim Jong Un sent Donald Trump a secret letter that no one saw coming.
South Korean officials delivered a letter to the President where the North Korea dictator offered to meet with the President and suspend all missile and nuclear tests.
“In an unprecedented move for the U.S., President Donald Trump has agreed to meet directly with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, following talks between South Korea and Pyongyang, South Korea’s national security adviser said on Thursday.
North Korea also signaled that it would not test missiles anymore and would be willing to negotiate ending its nuclear weapons program, according to the national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong.
Kim Jong Un “stressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible. President Trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization,” Chung said on Thursday evening outside the West Wing of the White House.
Chung’s announcement was stunning on a number of fronts: Trump has engaged in a bitter war of words with the North Korean leader, dubbing him “little Rocket Man” and verbally antagonizing him. At the same time, Trump has called for increased diplomatic pressure on the hermit nation and focused on enacting crippling sanctions.”
It was a stunning development after months of the foreign policy and Washington establishment predicting Trump would blunder the United States into nuclear war.
But like their election predictions, they once again underestimated Trump.
The White House released a statement saying they Trump would meet with Kim Jong Un by May, but that the pressure campaign of sanctions would remain in place as a safeguard against a North Korean double cross.
Will these talks ultimately lead to peace and denuclearized Korean Peninsula?
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