So apparently Kim Jong Un is dropping a major demand they’ve always maintained in the past before we begin these denuclearization talks:
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – North Korea has dropped its demand that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea before it gives up its nuclear weapons, and has said it wants to “denuclearize completely,” according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
North Korea has cited the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea as part of its justification for developing nuclear weapons, and has called for Washington to withdraw those troops if it wanted a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.
But Moon told reporters Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not attached any conditions the U.S. would object to, clearing a path for negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang to continue.
“North Korea is expressing a willingness to denuclearize completely,” Moon told reporters Thursday, according to reports.
“The North Koreans did not present any conditions that the United States could not accept, such as the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea,” he said. “They only talk about an end of hostilities against their country and about getting security guarantees. It’s safe to say that the plans for dialogue between the North and the United States could proceed because that has been made clear.”
Denuclearize completely? That just sounds too good to be true. In fact all of this does and quite frankly, I just don’t believe it.
I mean honestly, I would expect a coup in N. Korea before they let Kimmy take them down the road to denuclearization. They’ve been working on this for many years now and it just doesn’t make sense that they all of a sudden are willing to abandon it.
But I’d love to be wrong about this.
As a side note…
Here's a thought I was pondering on a beautiful day in Palm Beach. @realDonaldTrump is clearly not appreciated by Euro elites. But if he achieves NoKo denuclearization, would they have a leg to stand on for not embracing him with the @NobelPrize for peace?— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) April 19, 2018
Um ok John, let’s not put the cart before the horse here.