South Korean President Says Trump Deserves Credit for Making Talks With North Korea Possible

People watch a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's New Year's speech at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

By Published on January 10, 2018

President Donald Trump’s heated “fire and fury” rhetoric appears to have done the trick, the South Korean president said Tuesday.

“I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing the inter-Korea talks,” President Moon Jae-in explained to reporters Tuesday night. He said the same to a reporter from The Washington Post.

North and South Korea met for the first time in two years at the Peace House in the Joint Security Area at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) Tuesday. Inter-Korean talks followed an overture by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during his New Year’s address last Monday, when he said that the North is “open to dialogue” with the South Koreans.

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President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that his strong stance and tough rhetoric made negotiations possible.

“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.

While the the president and Moon appear optimistic about talks, other observers are skeptical and very suspicious of Kim’s intentions.

 

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