When North Korea let it be known to South Korea that they were willing to denuclearize and meet with President Donald Trump, many didn’t believe it would really happen. After years of isolation and threats, North Korea surprised the world by allowing athletes to travel to South Korea and compete as unified Korea. They surprised everyone again when Kim Jong-un met with Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea.
As the time for the historic meeting between Kim and Trump draws closer, North Korea is suddenly starting to waffle on the issue of having to eliminate all of their nuclear weapons but Trump is standing firm on the issue.
(Newsmax) – President Donald Trump acknowledged on Wednesday it was unclear if his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would go ahead, and said Washington would insist that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons despite Pyongyang’s threat to pull out of the meeting.
North Korea threw the June 12 summit into doubt on Wednesday, saying it might not attend if Washington continues to demand that it unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons. North Korea also called off high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday, blaming U.S.-South Korean military exercises.
“We’ll have to see,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if the summit was still on.
“No decision, we haven’t been notified at all … We haven’t seen anything, we haven’t heard anything,” he added, while saying that he would continue to push for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula…
The doubt of North Korea’s honest intentions of denuclearizing is growing day-by-day. North Korea has a long history of not living up to promises and agreements and after all of the effort and financing Kim put into developing his nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile system, the chances of him suddenly giving it all up and destroying it seems very unlikely.