Last week, North and South Korea made modern-day history when the dictator of North Korea made official contact with South Korea.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are reportedly making headway towards peace–but no one is certain why the sudden breakthrough.
But most surprisingly, South Korea just made a statement praising the one person who contributed the most to the communications.
According to the South Korean President, Donald Trump’s intense pressure campaign convinced North Korea to make headway towards peace.
The Daily Caller reported:
Trump “made a huge contribution to make inter-Korean talks happen,” President Moon Jae-in explained to reporters Tuesday night, adding, “I’d like to express my gratitude.” He reportedly said that talks “could be the effect of the sanctions and pressure led by the U.S.”
North and South Korea most recently met at the Peace House in the Joint Security Area at the dematerialized zone. The meeting earlier this week marked the first physical contact the countries had in two years.
Communications were opened following a promise made by North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un during his New Year’s address, where he claimed the North was “open to dialogue” with their southern counterparts.
According to reports, both North and South discussed joint participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and ways to improve inter-Korean relations.
But President Trump was the real negotiator, whose strong stance and tough rhetoric made negotiations between the countries possible.
The Daily Caller reported:
With all of the failed “experts” weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total “might” against the North. Fools, but talks are a good thing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2018
“Look, right now, they’re talking Olympics. It’s a start, it’s big start. If I weren’t involved they wouldn’t be talking at all right now,” Trump told reporters recently.
Some are skeptical of talks between North and South Korea, however.
President Trump and South Korean President Moon are staying suspicious of Kim Jong Un’s intentions, regardless of their sudden cooperation.
President Trump recently reported he would even be willing to support talks between the United States and North Korea–under the right circumstances.
The Daily Mail reported:
President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea’s leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un’s government under the right circumstances.
A White House statement said Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in still agreed on the importance of continuing the “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea over its development of nuclear weapons – the U.S.-led barrage of international sanctions that is starting to bite the North’s meager economy.
But South Korea’s presidential office also said Trump told Moon to let North Korea understand that there will be no military action of any kind while the two Koreas continue to hold dialogue, the Yonhap news agency reported. On Tuesday, the two Koreas held their first talks in two years and agreed on the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics being held in the South next month.
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