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President Donald Trump at a national security strategy event on December 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday which talks between North in addition to South Korea likely might not have occurred without his tough rhetoric against Pyongyang.
Lambasting “failed ‘experts'” discussing the matter as “fools,” Trump questioned whether the two nations might have engaged in conversation had he not been “firm, strong in addition to willing to commit our total ‘might’ against the North.” The president also welcomed the development as a “not bad thing.”
North Korea reopened its cross-border communications channel on Wednesday with South Korea for the 1st time in almost two years. The move signaled a vital diplomatic breakthrough as geopolitical tension has risen over North Korea’s nuclear capability.
Trump ignited concern on Tuesday when he said which the U.S. had a “much bigger” in addition to “more powerful” nuclear “button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s.
The president said sanctions were “beginning to have a big impact” on Pyongyang. The U.S. in addition to its allies have placed increasing economic pressure on North Korea to inhibit its development of its arsenal of nuclear weapons in addition to ballistics missiles.