North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.
The North also vowed to actively engage with regional neighbors and the international community to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an “optimal international environment” to build its economy.
The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.
A separate meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump is anticipated in May or June.
Smart move, Kimmy. Not bad.
Past administrations, including the “great” Obama, tried diplomacy and appeasement when dealing with the Kims. Which accomplished jack squat. Trump, on the other hand, threatened to “fire and fury” little Kim’s rear end out of existence if he didn’t chill out. Now, not even a year later, NoKo is backing off and may finally be coming to their senses. Hardly a coincidence.
If Trump manages to broker some peace between us and the beachball-shaped runt, leftists’ heads are going to explode. It will be glorious. Big-eared Barry with his Nobel Peace Prize never came anywhere near as close as the Donald to settling this beef.
I won’t speak too soon. We all know these talks could fall apart. I don’t think any of us expect lil’ Kim to go from homicidal maniac to a real mensch overnight. The one thing for sure though is we’re closer to peace with North Korea than we’ve been in a very long time.
Bets are on as to when the left goes back to hating North Korea. My money’s on before the end of this sentence.