North Korea's nuclear weapons are, of course, already in violation of its commitment to the 1992 Joint Declaration of South and North Korea on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. As in other subsequent inter-Korean agreements, this one refrains from pointing that out. Instead it pledges both Koreas to "carry out their respective roles and responsibilities" under the agreements. The North is praised for "very meaningful and crucial" measures related to denuclearization, presumably a reference to the April announcement that Kim would refrain from nuclear and missile testing, which North Korea long ago had agreed not to do. … [Read more...] about Nice try, North Korea and South Korea, but your pledges are airy, empty confections
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Anne Gearan and Ashley Parker by Anne Gearan and Ashley Parker Email the author May 1 at 9:15 AM Email the author Early progress toward an agreement aimed at ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons has suddenly raised an idea that thrills many Republicans as much as it horrifies many Democrats: a Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump. “No-bel! No-bel! No-bel!” an appreciative crowd chanted in Michigan over the weekend, as Trump spoke of the possibility that he could help broker peace between North Korea and South Korea and an end to the nuclear threat hanging over the United States and its allies. … [Read more...] about From ‘fire and fury’ to peace prize? Some talk of a Nobel award for Trump on North Korea.
close Video Trump weighs locations for summit with North Korea Kim Jong Un offers to scrap nuclear weapons if U.S. promises not to invade, formally ends Korean War. Greg Palkot has the story. Before meeting with North Korea’s “very honorable” (Trump’s words) dictator, Kim Jong Un, the president should bone up on the history of that country’s duplicity and deception, including ways it has used the wishful thinking of some past U.S. presidents to achieve its objectives. A good place to start is an essay written by Joshua Muravchik of the American Enterprise Institute for the March 2003 issue of Commentary magazine. As Muravchik notes, North Korea’s nuclear program isn’t a recent development. It began in 1979 and since then, its leaders have played the West, and especially the U.S., like a Stradivarius. In 1989, Pyongyang claimed it would agree that the entire Korean Peninsula become a nuclear-free zone (sound familiar?). Instead, … [Read more...] about Cal Thomas: Trump needs to study up on North Korea’s history of duplicity before meeting with Kim Jong Un
A groundbreaking meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In ended in promises of a denuclearized peninsula and peace between the two nations late last week, raising hopes for continued reconciliation in the contentious region during expected talks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korean leader Kim has been "very open, and very straightforward so far", Trump continued. Now, commentators and others in Seoul think Trump deserves a Nobel Prize for helping start the unexpected peace process unfolding on the divided Korean Peninsula. "The Cabinet in cooperation with the new panel has to proceed with necessary tasks in a calm and orderly manner", he said. The leaders walked over the demarcation line that divides their countries. The news comes after Kim reportedly told South Korean President Moon Jae-in he was "ready for dialogue with Japan at any time". "He gives us all the credit", Trump said Saturday during a rally in MI during … [Read more...] about Trump hints US-North Korea summit’s location to be Peace House
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea diplomacy From forcing China to use its influence to matching Kim Jong Un's aggressiveness, Donald Trump has done more to earn Nobel Prize than Barack Obama. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs James S. Robbins, Opinion columnist Published 3:15 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 From forcing China to use its influence to matching Kim Jong Un's aggressiveness, Donald Trump has done more to earn the Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A year ago, the prospect of President Trump being considered for a Nobel … [Read more...] about President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea diplomacy