President Trump’s brash and bold words against North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un concerned many, who accused Trump of provoking a nuclear war.
Trump has called the dictator “Little Rocket Man,” and said in August 2017 that “they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” if North Korea made a move against the U.S.
Hillary Clinton condemned Trump’s talk on North Korea, saying it was ‘dangerous and shortsighted” and would provoke a nuclear arms race.
Last month the U.S. announced its largest ever sanctions package against the country, affecting numerous shipping and trading companies.
Now Kim Jong Un has sent a message through South Korean officials, claiming he is ceasing all ballistic missile testing for now, is willing for denuclearization, and asking to meet with President Trump.
Reporters said when President Trump told them a big announcement was coming from South Korea Thursday night, he quipped, “Hopefully, you’ll give me the credit.”
South Korea’s National Security director Chung Eui-yong said Thursday night, “I explained to President Trump that his leadership, and his maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, all brought us to this juncture.”
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Chung Eui-Yong: “I explained to President @realDonaldTrump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy together with international solidarity brought us to this juncture.” https://t.co/F5F4ttheCL pic.twitter.com/5HoCGIAuUn
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