North Korea

North Korea’s Newfound Cooperation Takes Wild Turn Before Trump Summit

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Over the course of the last few years, many Americans had come under the impression that North Korea may be the most prevalent threat to the American homeland.

That was no mistake, either; North Korea has long been threatening to “annihilate” the United States with the use of its nuclear arsenal, the scope of which has been a hotly debated subject in recent years.  Now, after a number of quite serious and successful tests of the nation’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles, the DPRK is finally getting the sort of attention that it has always desired…and it looks as though direct talks with the President of the United States are in the immediate offing as well.

The United States and North Korea have been negotiating with “will and sincerity” over the details of the planned talks between President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Wednesday.

Mr. Trump said on Monday that American officials had been talking directly with the North Koreans to prepare for his meeting with Mr. Kim, which he said would probably take place in May or early June. Mr. Moon said the two sides were discussing where to hold the meeting, among other issues.

”I hear that the United States and North Korea are preparing for the summit with both will and sincerity, holding detailed negotiations over the time, venue and agenda,” Mr. Moon’s office quoted him as saying on Wednesday, during a meeting with officials preparing for his own talks with Mr. Kim on April 27.

“I am expecting the North Korea-United States summit to produce significant steps toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and establishing permanent peace here,” Mr. Moon said.

This was an unexpected breakthrough for the non-political President, who looks to be swiftly solving a problem that has plagued previous administrations over the course of several decades.

Now, as if that weren’t a surprising enough reality, it looks as though North Korea is more than eager to make the U.S. happy.

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North Korea is said to have presented its conditions for denuclearization during a recent working-level meeting with the U.S.

According to South Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh, Pyongyang’s proposal seeks to “resolve the military threat and guarantee the security of the regime” as both countries prepare for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sources with knowledge of the meeting told the paper that North Korean diplomats brought up roughly five issues.

“North Korea asked the US to remove its nuclear and strategic assets from South Korea, stop the deployment of nuclear and strategic assets during joint military exercises with the South, guarantee that it will not make a conventional or nuclear attack, convert the armistice agreement into a peace treaty and normalize diplomatic relations.”

We must remember that the issue of North Korean aggression has been plaguing the United States, and the world at large, for decades and through three generations of the Kim dynasty.

President Donald Trump has been able to do what no other Commander in Chief has, and he’s done so in a matter of months.  To that, we tip our hats.

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