Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize for his Korea efforts: Moon Jae

Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize for his Korea efforts: Moon Jae

Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize for his Korea efforts: Moon Jae

The North Korean leader also voiced interested in the location.

While the Indian media was busy covering the historical informal summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, another path-breaking event was taking place in the nearby Korean Peninsula.

Leaders from North and South Korea met last week and agreed to work toward ending the decades long war between their countries.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Trump would maintain a "pressure campaign" of harsh sanctions on North Korea until Kim scraps his nuclear weapon program.

South Korea has requested the United Nations use its expertise to verify the closure of North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye-ri.

Nevertheless President Moon did not withdraw his peace initiative but rather enhanced his efforts to persuade his North Korean counterpart amid the increasing tension on the Korean Peninsula while closely cooperating with the worldwide community.

"When it came to North Korea, he made clear from the start that he was going to take a much harder line", he said. North Korea and South Korea signed on to road maps to peace and denuclearization in 1992, 2000 and again in 2007.

Faced with a similar dilemma, Kim Jong Il, Kim's father and previous ruler of North Korea, opted to travel in a custom built armored train, rather than moving around the world by air.

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But hey, maybe it doesn't matter how the president came to his correct conclusion that the dinner should be scuttled altogether. There were many zingers, many pointed at the absent POTUS. "And I don't think they expected that from me".

Previously, Japan's Abe, China's Keqiang and the then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye held their last trilateral talks in Seoul in 2015.

The United States has reached aid-for-disarmament deals with North Korea before, but they've ultimately failed.

Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold the first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit in May or early June.

Sung-Yoon Lee, a professor of Korean studies at Tufts University, doesn't think that the president's tweets and their hardline rhetoric were having an effect. They have refused to knuckle under despite years and years of USA sanctions and war threats, with annual war "games" taking place on their borders that simulated an invasion and the "decapitation" of their leaders.

The Trump administration should remain wary because the present aura of détente surrounding potential Korean reconciliation is inconsistent with recent Chinese actions in the Asia-Pacific region including: alleged Chinese "subversion, cyber intrusions, and harassment on the high seas" against Australia; increased Chinese military activities in the Taiwan straits; and China's continued aggressive naval operations in the South China Sea.

"We want to get peace", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

Listen to the full audio near the top of this page, which includes a conversation with Tina Park about what the Korean summit could mean for people in both countries.

Kim also said he would allow global observers and journalists to observe the closure of one of its nuclear sites.

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