Pres. Trump Says the U.S. is Open to Diplomatic Talks with N. Korea Under the Right Circumstances
UPDATED 12:29 AM PT — Mon. February 26, 2018
President Trump hinted that the U.S. may soon engage in diplomatic talks with North Korea.
During an address to the nation’s governors Monday, the president said he would be open to discussions with Pyongyang under the right circumstances.
He applauded China for obeying U.S. calls to take aggressive action against the rogue regime.
He accused Russia of violating U.N. sanctions by continuing to trade and import goods into Pyongyang.
Meanwhile, South Korea is pressing the U.S. and North Korea to lower the bar for discussions in an effort to begin a dialogue soon.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in called for the U.S. to “lower the threshold for talks,” but claimed North Korea should also be willing to denuclearize.
This comes after South Korea’s executive branch suggested the north may be willing to hold talks soon.
Earlier this month, reports claimed North Korea invited the south to talks for the first time in over a decade.
President Moon also called on China to support the potential discussions.