Officials from within the State Department released an astounding revelation on Sunday. President Trump defied naysayers after “the U.S. has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Sources indicate that Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is preparing to talk with President of the United States Donald Trump. Officials familiar with the matter suggest the rogue Asian nation is willing to discuss the removal of their nuclear arsenal.
The world leaders are scheduled to meet in May. In preparation for the historic meeting, the United States has been conducting secret conversations with the brutal regime in North Korea.
Pyongyang relayed, in no unclear terms, the regime is open to peace. The social pariah seems to be interested in reconnecting with the world.
For decades, multiple countries have asked the socialist state to end the ongoing nuclear weapons program as a prerequisite to negotiations. The new position taken by the small Korean state represents a new era for the region.
South Korean officials visited the White House in March and announced North Korea’s intent to meet with the president.
The preliminary communications are being carried out by State Department officials with the help of the United Nations mission to North Korea. Reports also indicate intelligence agencies are using back channels to communicate effectively and discreetly.
North Korea has not made a public statement about the proposed summit next month.
The South Korean presidential building, the Blue House, released a statement calling the talks a positive development. The discussions could lead to major changes taking place on the Korean peninsula.
Multiple sources from within the Department of State confirmed North Korea is willing to discuss the removal of nuclear weapons from the peninsula.
North Korea has conducted multiple large-scale tests over the past year. North Korea has also promised to stop conducting missile tests showcasing the capabilities of the new intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.
The cease in military testing comes as Trump reorganizes his cabinet. Bringing in more hawkish conservatives, President Trump is building an expert team of policymakers to work with North Korea.
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo is set to begin Senate confirmation hearings on Thursday. Nominated to become the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo will be directing the discussions with North Korea.
Former ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, began his tenure as national security advisor on Monday. South Korean counterpart, Chung Eui-yong, is expected to communicate with Bolton over the phone no later than Tuesday.
Many analysts and experts are struggling to understand the definition of denuclearization. While America and other world powers believe North Korea should abandon nuclear ambitions, North Korea may hold a different view.
In the past North Korea has asked for the removal of American troops from the peninsula and the dismissal of the nuclear umbrella over South Korea and Japan acting as a deterrent from attack.
The Korean peninsula has been at war since 1950. The United Nations operation in Korea, led by U.S. troops, came to a close with a cease-fire armistice in 1953.
Following a year of missile tests, tensions with North Korea have begun to thaw since the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.
The two Koreas have been in working talks to hold a meeting at the end of April leading into the talks with regional powers in May.
In his first meeting with world leaders, the Chinese president received a surprise visit from the distant Kim Jong Un. After ascending to power in 2011, Kim withdrew and has since become more secluded and eccentric.
President Trump is being hailed as a stable genius for his efforts in bringing peace to the Korean peninsula. Walking a fine line between strong talk and gentle diplomacy, the president is masterfully bringing the isolated nation into the fold.
For the first time, a sitting president will meet with the leader of North Korea and, for the first time a leader of North Korea is emboldened by suggesting denuclearization. Entering new depths, President Trump could be the one to reunite the nation under a single flag once more.
Recycling policy positions from the exceptional Theodore Roosevelt, President Trump is taking the advice of his Rough Rider predecessor. The suggestion to talk softly and carry a big stick is producing results never thought possible until the election of the great negotiator president.