WASHINGTON (World Breaking News) – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the talks between North Korea and South Korea are “a good thing”, stating that they were the result of his firmness in confronting Pyongyang.
“With all these failed ‘experts’ who give their opinion, someone truly believes that these talks and dialogue would take place between North Korea and South Korea if I had not been firm, strong and ready to commit all our ‘power’ against the North? “the president wrote in a tweet.
“Fools, but conversations are a good thing,” he said.
Two days ago, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley was much more reserved, estimating that this dialogue ran the risk of being a simple “patch” if the issue of banning “all nuclear weapons in Korea was not included”.
Pyongyang has multiplied its ballistic missile firings in recent months and carried out its sixth nuclear test. In response, the UN Security Council imposed multiple sanctions against Pyongyang.
But 2018 began with a different tone, with an apparent desire for appeasement.
The two Korea’s reopened a communications channel via a red telephone, which was closed since 2016, after the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made mention of participation of his country in the winter Olympic Games to be held in February in the Southern Korean city of Pyeongchang.
Seoul responded to this opening on the Olympic theme by proposing high-level talks on January 9th, which would be held for the first time since 2015.