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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:36 AM

Trump Administration Reaches Out to North Korea to Resume Talks

The Trump administration has contacted North Korea's government to indicate that the US wants to resume nuclear talks, Axios reported on Sunday.

"We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October", White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien told Axios.

O'Brien also expressed optimism over the fact that Pyongyang has not yet delivered a "Christmas gift" that Kim promised for the United States.

"Kim promised' to send a Christmas present. The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive", he said.
After reports about the gist, presumably some sort of military action or test, President Trump joked that the present could be "a beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test".

The denuclearisation talks have been stalled after abruptly wrapping up in Hanoi earlier this year. The meeting in the Vietnamese capital promised progress in negotiating for a normalisation of ties, the prospect of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula and lifting sanctions on the DPRK.'

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EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP TELLS KIM JONG-UN HE WANTS TO RESUME TALKS

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien tells Axios that the Trump administration has "reached out to the North Koreans" to ask them to resume diplomacy that has been all but dead since October.

Driving the news: O'Brien sat down with Axios at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Friday to talk about a range of national security challenges at the start of a new year.

On the tense and dangerous situation with North Korea, O'Brien told us: "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October.

"We've been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those back on track and to implement Chairman Kim's commitment" to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

O'Brien also indicated he was cautiously optimistic about the fact that Kim Jong-un hasn't yet delivered his promised "Christmas gift" — which many analysts expected would be a nuclear weapons test.

Between the lines: It appears President Trump is again trying to lean on what he has described as his warm personal relationship with the brutal North Korean dictator.

Trump recently sent a birthday message to Kim. But the North Koreans have already said Trump's courtship will not change their policy.

So far, Trump's diplomacy has yielded little besides giving Kim more time to expand his nuclear arsenal, according to analysts tracking North Korea's supply of nuclear warheads.

O'Brien's predecessor as national security adviser, John Bolton, recently told Axios the Trump administration is bluffing about stopping North Korea's nuclear ambitions — and should prepare to admit publicly that its policy failed badly.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:45 AM

1. Kim has no intentions of curtailing NoKo's nuclear plans no matter how many Valentines Trump sends.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:55 AM

2. He would be a fool to do such, he is a member of the "club" now. Best the neocons can hope for is

that our draconian sanctions on his country doesn't make it necessary for him to offer his deliverables for sale on the open market.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:29 AM

3. Good point.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:41 AM

4. Oh, the poor North Korean regime. Evil America is ruining their prison labor camps.

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