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Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Messer speaks on Trump's North Korea stance

Messer speaks on Trump's North Korea stance

Warren, after an "Open House" at Springfield Technical Community College, told reporters she's "glad to see" the Trump administration embrace a diplomatic approach to ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program - an area in which she argued there is no military-only solution.

One expert on North Korea I spoke to believes that the personalities of the two Presidents may, strangely, actually help facilitate a deal.

If the planned May event with Kim Jong Un comes to fruition, Trump will be the first sitting USA president to meet with a leader of the North Korea.

"To make it work requires a detailed understanding on our side of what we want, which means a high functioning policy process, it requires complex multi-layered diplomacy (with both Koreas, Japan, China, Russia, within the U.N.), it requires attention to detail and respect for process, it requires patience and enforcement", Rothkopf said in an email.

"The patterns of U.S".

"I worry that he might be falling into a trap", Richardson said of Trump, adding he did not expect the first such summit to produce much but that Kim frequently has been underestimated.

A day after the bombshell announcement that the U.S. and North Korean leaders would meet before the end of May, Vice President Mike Pence said the White House would keep "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang and claimed U.S. efforts to isolate Kim had been vindicated. "If North Korea disarms, President Trump's Nobel Peace Prize would be well deserved".

"It's hard to know whether this is just his supreme confidence that he can get a deal done with his own business experience, or whether he is calculating that he wins either way", said Jim Steinberg, who served as deputy secretary of state under Democratic President Bill Clinton. South Korea said the president agreed to meet Kim by May, but Sanders said Friday that no time and place had been set. "We've accepted the invitation to talk based on them following through with concrete actions with the promises that they've made".

China - Pyongyang's sole ally - and Russian Federation argue that sanctions alone will not push North Korea to change course and have repeatedly called for stepping up diplomatic efforts to achieve a solution.

"We feel very confident in where we are", Sanders said during the White House briefing Friday afternoon.

However the prospect of such a meeting has diminished following this evening's comments.

"North Korea's desire to meet to discuss denuclearization - while suspending all ballistic missile and nuclear testing - is evidence that President Trump's strategy to isolate the Kim regime is working", Vice President Mike Pence, who has visited the region, said Friday in a written statement. "I am not naïve". North Korea is also holding three American citizens for what Washington views as political reasons. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. "As I made up my mind today, President Moon will no longer have to wake up early in the morning".

Chung, whose talks with Kim on Monday in Pyongyang resulted in the invitation, noted that the North Korean leader said he understood that joint military exercises with the United States and South Korea would go ahead as scheduled after the end of the Paralympic Games this month.

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