After decades of stalemate, North and South Korea seem closer to declaring an end to the stalled Korean War than ever before. Without the prodding of President Donald Trump, and his openness to direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, it seems unlikely that this would be the situation. Trump has proven that he will be The Dog in international relations, no simply a dog. The New York Times reports:
Mr. Trump and his aides are expected to seek a quick timetable for the North to eliminate its nuclear weapons, mindful that it has failed to deliver on its promises in the past, including a pledge not to develop such weapons. And Friday’s agreement between Mr. Moon and Mr. Kim was notably short on specifics like timing.
“South and North Korea agreed to actively seek the support and cooperation of the international community for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” their statement said.
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