One of the biggest topics discussed since President Trump assumed office in 2016 is the relationship between the United States and North Korea. With growing tension that some speculated might lead to World War 3, it seems that North Korea is willing to take a more diplomatic approach to the matter.
It was announced today that Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader and “Rocket Man”, had notified South Korean envoys that North Korea was up for negotiating with the United States on terminating their nuclear weapons program, and he also said that all missile and nuclear tests would be suspended while talks were underway.
It was also agreed that North and South Korea would hold a summit between President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Kim Jong-un to discuss their border situation.
In a statement released by Moon Jae-in’s office, it expressed that “The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize. It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security guaranteed.”
It was also explained that “The North expressed its willingness to hold a heartfelt dialogue with the United States on the issues of denuclearization and normalizing relations with the United States. It made it clear that while dialogue is continuing, it will not attempt any strategic provocations, such as nuclear and ballistic missile tests.”
President Donald Trump took to twitter, pointing out that he was hopeful in negotiating with the turbulent North Korea, but that the United States was prepared should things go south.
Possible progress being made in talks with North Korea. For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned. The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018