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Summit plan too easy on North Korea? US rejects criticism

10 March 2018

Should President Trump meet with Kim?

It is interesting to note that the day Trump announced his plan for tariffs on steel, North Korean officials reached out to officials in the South requesting a meeting. Give the Left enough time, and they'll make a redeemed Kim Jong-un into a teddy bear who braved Trump's warmongering to deliver peace.

"He'll do what is easy, he won't read a one-sheet on North Korea, he won't figure out how the United States has been fooled the past four presidents have been fooled, since 1994, or the past three presidents", Scarborough said.

Trump's aides have been wary of North Korea's diplomatic overtures because of its history of reneging on global commitments and the failure of efforts on disarmament by previous USA administrations.

The table was set for the announcement on Tuesday when South Korea announced the North had stated there was "no reason" to hold on to its nuclear weapons "if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its regime is guaranteed".

"It seems that as long as President Trump is in the White House, it's certain the North Koreans will be far more cautious", said Andrei Lankov, a historian at Kookmin University in Seoul who once studied in Pyongyang.

Scarborough said he feared a "very bad deal" coming, likening it to the Iran nuclear deal desperately desired by the Obama administration.

"Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time".

Mr Trump accepted the offer - they might now meet as soon as May.

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The Republican politician said on Thursday that he hoped for peace, but warned Kim that "it will be the end" of him if he tried to take advantage of Trump.

But then maybe it takes two mavericks to make a deal that has eluded multiple Presidents and the ablest diplomats in the world for decades.

"He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un at a place and time to be determined".

Some analysts agreed with the Trump administration that Kim is suddenly interested in talks because the sanctions are beginning to hurt and because he is genuinely afraid of USA military strikes.

The new development would put two leaders who have repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter respectively met Kim's father and grandfather - both communist dictators like their grandson - after the American Presidents had finished their White House stint.

But others say Kim is feeling more confident than ever. The Kim regime's long-running control of North Korea could not have existed without significant support from the communists in Beijing. The benefit to the South is that talks offer the only chance to fix relations between two countries that were arbitrarily separated at the end of the Second World War by Cold War politics.

Hours before the news broke, Tillerson had said direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea were still in the distant future.

The breakthrough brings the North Korean regime close to its long-desired aim of recognition on the global stage, and offers Trump the tantalizing prospect of a historic diplomatic victory, although the consequences of such a high-stakes gamble remain hard to predict.

"But I don't see it that way, I see it as the North Koreans are playing him like a violin". Senior North Korean officials have even read "Fire and Fury", the explosive book by Michael Wolff about Trump's White House.

Summit plan too easy on North Korea? US rejects criticism