Trump To Press South Korea's President Moon Before Summit Of The Decade with NK

President Donald Trump will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday as U.S. officials try to assess North Korea’s intentions after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of a planned June 12 summit to discuss denuclearization. Moon’s White House visit was intended to be a fine-tuning of the U.S. and South Korean strategy for dealing with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. South Korea led efforts to resume dialogue with North Korea and Moon gave enthusiastic accounts of its encounters with Kim, spurring Trump to accept an offer of a first-ever meeting between U.S. and North Korean presidents.

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Sure hope it goes well, otherwise things could get... awkward.

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And of course what Trump means by denuclearization and what Kim means by it are entirely different things

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In this example, let's be honest: Thanks to USA, NK and SK for trying bridge compromise.  the leaders are willing to work together despite the challenges.. that's exceptional and should be supported! One step at a time.

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The Latest: Vice President Mike Pence says no concessions have been given or offered to North Korea in the run-up to a June summit between the U.S. and Kim Jong Un....

 Hmm.. The whole summit is a concession.

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I agree. The summit itself, (if it happens) is a major concession to Kim. Anybody who doesn't understands this is out of touch with the world.

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Few days ago North Korea said will never engage in economic trade with the U.S. in exchange for giving up its nuclear program.(KCNA) That small part of me that wasn't dead inside hoped this could be the beginning of a softening of relations....Looks like a big step forward..

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If a stalemate occurs after Kim pushes for a completely denuclearized Korean Peninsula, and Trump balks by insisting on unilateral disarmament instead, Trump will have succeeded in something we all thought was impossible, namely: enabling North Korea to look like the good guys.

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10 hours ago, damirUSBiH said:

In this example, let's be honest: Thanks to USA, NK and SK for trying bridge compromise.  the leaders are willing to work together despite the challenges.. that's exceptional and should be supported! One step at a time.

Very much agreed.

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