Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview
Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview
Report: Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Talk Trump Out Of Striking North Korea
12 January, 2018, 06:17
"I believe, Mr Kim Jong-un has certainly won this round", he added, also saying that the leader "has a nuclear (charge) and a ... missile with a range of up to 13,000 kilometers that can reach nearly any place on Earth or at least any territory of his potential adversary". "I'm a very flexible person". "I think you people are surprised".
CNN quoted Trump as saying: "I don't want to comment on it".
For several decades, and with various White House occupants, the USA response to such provocations has been one that could generously be called "restraint" but more accurately called "spinelessness".
Washington and Pyongyang are in a standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, which could be used to target the United States and her allies.
North Koreans also told the analyst South Koreans are unprepared for USA -initiated military action on the peninsula. "I just don't want to comment", adding that his attitude towards North Korea is intentional and part of a broader goal.
The reports come after months of mixed messages and dozens of shifts in the U.S.'s stance on North Korea.
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Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man".
In mid-November 2017, I spent several days in Pyongyang talking to DPRK foreign ministry officials about the prospects of war between North Korea and the United States.
In his New Year's address, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Unsaid the North is "open to dialogue" with the South, and the two sides met face-to-face for the first time in two years Tuesday.
The U.S. and South Korea have stepped up an global pressure campaign against North Korea in recent months in an effort to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions. North Korea routinely characterizes such drills as rehearsals for an invasion to overthrow the ruling regime, thus avoiding any military activities during the Winter Olympics is seen as a way to keep all parties happy--at least for a time being.
Both The Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal have portrayed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis as trying to caution President Donald Trump against a strike, and the national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, as advocating it. These officials feared that the U.S. was already trying to shape the battlefield for a military operation against the North, and that South Koreans do not seem to have grasped the reality that the Trump administration is set on a course for preventive war.
He also welcomed North Korea participating in the Winter Olympics next month in the South, though he acknowledged that Pyongyang might be using the event - as well as recent talks with the country after more than two years - to try to separate Washington and Seoul.
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