President Trump made a huge announcement on Friday about the upcoming meeting between the United States and North Korea, stating a date and a location have been agreed upon.
This historic meeting could mean peace for the people of both North and South Korea, along with ending a worldwide threat posed by the country and their development of nuclear weapons.
The Free Beacon has more:
“We’re having very substantive talks with North Korea,” Trump said before he departed for Andrews Air Force Base. “I think you’re going to be seeing very, very good things. And also the trip is being scheduled. We now have a date. And we have a location. We’ll be announcing it soon.”
After months of increasing tensions between the two countries, then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to North Korea and met with leader Kim Jong Un. Following a historic April meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump was set to meet with Kim in the coming weeks over what the U.S. hopes will be a start to the regime abandoning its rogue nuclear weapons program.
The North Korean regime has threatened to withdraw and failed to comply with agreements, such as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), at multiple points in history. Most recently, North Korea announced it had withdrawn from the NPT in January 2003 and once again began operating its nuclear facilities. The announcement led to the six-party talks–beginning in August of 2003–with China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, and the United States. Those talks ultimately broke down in 2009.
Trump also made mention of the U.S. hostages being held in North Korea, stating “And a lot of things have already happened with respect to the hostages. And I think you’re going to see very good things.”
Remember just a few months ago when everyone was sure that Trump and his use of Twitter to badger Kim Jong Un was going to lead to a third world war?
There are a lot of folks in the media who are going to be eating their words soon.
While the president may not necessarily receive the respect he deserves from a lot of folks here at home, it seems like there is a method to his madness and it appears, as of now, to be working.