The interactions between the United States and North Korea have been anything but predictable in recent months. But the dynamics do seem to be improving between President Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
There are numerous serious ongoing issues between the countries, including the denuclearization of North Korea.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just met with Kim this week, after an August meeting between the two men was cancelled by Trump because the president was not keen on how things were progressing when it came to denuclearization. But Pompeo said his most recent meeting went quite well. So, that could open the door for another meeting between Trump and Kim.
Now, it looks like Trump may meet with Kim again in the near future after the leaders held a summit in Singapore in June. Kim has also expressed willingness to meet with Trump again.
But Trump says he will have to wait to have such a meeting until after the U.S. midterm elections. He has been busy in recent weeks traveling to numerous rallies in various states and bolstering the campaigns of Republican candidates in those areas.
There has been a complete change in tone in the interactions between Trump and Kim over time. At one of Trump’s rallies, in West Virginia last week, Trump expressed some positive sentiments toward North Korea’s leader, who has been known for being harsh and hostile toward the U.S. Trump said Kim had sent him “beautiful letters” and that he and Kim “fell in love.”
So apparently, as of now, the relationship between Trump and Kim is favorable. That could bode well when it comes time for the leaders to work out further negotiations. No matter what, Trump’s current tone is a far cry from his language months ago when he was calling the North Korean dictator “Rocket Man.”
Although North Korea has been amenable to working with the U.S. regarding various issues, such as releasing American hostages and suspending missile and nuclear tests, more work certainly needs to be done. For example, although the hermit kingdom has taken steps in the right direction toward dismantling their nuclear program, they still have not shown signs of discontinuing nuclear weapon development.
All eyes will undoubtedly be on Trump’s upcoming meeting with Kim, as they were on the leaders’ meeting in June. Let’s hope Trump can move the denuclearization process further ahead. It certainly seems promising.
~ Conservative Zone