Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:00 PM

Pence Says U.S. Is Willing To Have Talks With North Korea

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Last Updated Feb 12, 2018 1:31 PM EST

Vice President Mike Pence has signaled that he is open to holding talks with North Korea, a sign that icy tensions in the Korean peninsula are beginning to warm up, CBS News' Jackie Alemany has confirmed. While the U.S shows new openness to engaging with the regime, the administration has not changed its course of keeping the pressure on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

In an interview with the Washington Post's Josh Rogin, on his way home from South Korea where he led the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics, Pence said that during conversations with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and South Korea had agreed on terms for "further engagement" with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and "potentially" with the U.S. shortly thereafter. But in the interim, the U.S. and allies would continue to pressure North Korea on denuclearization. This is, Rogin pointed out, differs from the prior position of the U.S., that the U.S. would only engage with the North if it made concessions on denuclearization first.

Just before departing for Washington, Pence said Saturday evening there was "no daylight" between the U.S. and South Korea, despite their different approaches to engagement with North Korea, evident during the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Moon had a luncheon earlier Saturday with the North Koreans, where he was invited by Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jung, for a summit meeting in the North. Pence on the other hand, avoided interacting with the regime altogether.

Moon however provided Pence with a readout of the historic luncheon between the North and South. On the flight home, Pence told reporters that he appreciated Moon's transparency and perspective on North Korea, but reiterated that the U.S. and South Korea would "continue to stand strong and to work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea."


Ahhh what a difference having deliverable nuclear weapons makes, eh?

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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:05 PM

1. ''having deliverable nuclear weapons'' Obama, Bush, Clinton are phucking morons...

...for letting NK obtain that ability, eh???

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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:08 PM

2. Indeed. eom

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