North Korea Considering Trump’s Request for a Meeting

Donald Trump with Kim Jong-Un. Photo courtesy: DPRK News Feed
Donald Trump with Kim Jong-Un. Photo courtesy: DPRK News Feed

North Korea claims that Trump has requested the North Korean leader for talks and his request is under consideration.

By Rakesh Raman

After years of acrimony between the U.S.A. and North Korea, the two countries have indicated that they may hold peace negotiations.

President Donald Trump said he has accepted the invitation of Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Un for a face-to-face talk which is expected to take place in the next 2 months – by May 2018.

However, North Korea claims that Trump has requested the North Korean leader for talks and his request is under consideration.

The official news feed of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (a.k.a. North Korea) said Friday on its Twitter account that Marshal Kim Jong-Un will choose an appropriate ring for Donald Trump to kiss.

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The terms of the negotiation are supposed to revolve around the denuclearization of North Korea that successive U.S. administrations have been demanding.

On the other hand, North Korea will expect that all the sanctions against it are lifted and the communist regime is integrated as a respectable nation in the larger world order.

In the past, both Trump and Kim Jong-Un have used derogatory language against each other. But Trump seemed to be always eager to have a direct dialog with his counterpart.

Trump has welcomed the North Korean gesture to hold talks, but said that the sanctions will continue to be in place until an agreement is reached.

“Kim Jong-Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!” Trump said.

He added Friday that the deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the world. Time and place to be determined.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he is encouraged by the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to hold a summit meeting by May.

In a statement released Friday, Guterres said he commends the leadership and vision of all concerned and reiterates his support for all efforts towards peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

Photo courtesy: DPRK News Feed

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