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Washington - US Official: Trump Agreed To Meet Kim Because He Is North Korea's Decision-maker:

Published on: March 8, 2018 08:41 PM
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South Korea's National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong, center, National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon (L), and South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Cho Yoon-je, make an announcement about North Korea and the Trump administration outside of the West Wing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis -South Korea's National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong, center, National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon (L), and South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Cho Yoon-je, make an announcement about North Korea and the Trump administration outside of the West Wing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis -

Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim is the ultimate decision-maker in his country, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

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“President Trump has made his reputation on making deals,” the official said in a briefing with reporters after Trump’s agreement to meet Kim at a time and place to be chosen in what would be the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the message from Kim was relayed orally to Trump by a South Korean delegation in the Oval Office. There was no letter from Kim, the official said.

“Kim Jong Un is the one person who is able to make decisions under their authoritarian, uniquely authoritarian, or totalitarian system, and so it made sense to accept an invitation to met with the one person who can actually make decisions instead of repeating the sort of long slog of the past,” said the official.

The United States will settle for nothing less than permanent denuclearization of North Korea, the official said.

Trump spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the development, the official added.



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 Mar 08, 2018 at 08:58 PM Phineas Says:

It should be tried. Nothing else has worked.

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 Mar 08, 2018 at 09:03 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

One-on-one talks with the US. Might as well. Now the PDRK has done a pretty good job of splitting us from our allies in the region. Besides, the PDRK has been trying for one-on-one talks for decades. They beat us. Might as well give them their prize.

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 Mar 08, 2018 at 09:09 PM Anonymous Says:

The North Koreans must be forced to release the thousands of prisoners in their concentration camps; also, they must return the USS Liberty to the USA.

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 Mar 08, 2018 at 09:22 PM Ppppp Says:

Well now I’ve heard it all! Believe it or not a CNN commentator just said, with a straight face, that Obama is the one who deserves the credit for N Korea now wanting to come to the table, as Obama is the one who first “got tough” with them!!!!! No wonder President Trump termed those scoundrels ‘fake news!’ Unreal!

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 Mar 09, 2018 at 10:26 AM Phineas Says:

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Ppppp Says:

Well now I’ve heard it all! Believe it or not a CNN commentator just said, with a straight face, that Obama is the one who deserves the credit for N Korea now wanting to come to the table, as Obama is the one who first “got tough” with them!!!!! No wonder President Trump termed those scoundrels ‘fake news!’ Unreal!

that's insane. I think Trump is a clown but this may work and if it does, Trump gets the credit.

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 Mar 09, 2018 at 03:48 PM Anonymous Says:

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Phineas Says:

that's insane. I think Trump is a clown but this may work and if it does, Trump gets the credit.

Ok, maybe there’s hope for you after all, since you Appear to be keeping an open mind somewhat...that’s a lot more than once can say about the totally closed minded snowflake liberals like yoni, hashishomer, etc.

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