Quibbl Politics’ Sabrina Schnurr provides a rundown for what’s going on in the Korean Peninsula and weaves in several thought provoking quibbls about the matter, including whether North Korea will really abandon its nuclear program, when and where the U.S. and North Korea will meet, and more.
By Sabrina Schnurr
On March 6th, South Korean envoys announced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sudden willingness to meet with the Trump administration to discuss denuclearization. The statement said that North Korea has “no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security guaranteed.”
After an initial silence, President Trump – who had previously raised concern by mocking nuclear power that could obliterate North Korea – took to Twitter to respond.
“For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned,” Trump said on the social media platform. “The world is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!” Trump continued to express his desire for a meeting with Kim Jong Un as soon as this May.
Will either North Korea or the United States back out of the planned nuclear meeting?
White House officials remained more cautious, considering the historically stormy relationship between North Korea and the United States: the US has been negotiating over North Korea’s nuclear program for 27 years.
Will Trump meet with Kim Jong Un in May?
Additionally, this past week, Kim Jong Un reportedly told President Moon Jae-in of South Korea that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the US formally ended the Korean War and promised that it would not invade North Korea.
Will North Korea agree to denuclearize?
In related news, North Korea and South Korea have recently announced an official end to their 60-year war.
Looking forward, the destination of the meeting is still being determined, although there have been talks regarding a possible location in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.
Will the meeting location between Trump and N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un be inside N. Korea?
Will President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Norway, Czech Republic, Switzerland, or Finland?
Will President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Sweden, Poland, Mongolia, or Thailand?
Will US officials walk out of the meeting with North Korea?
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