Maybe Trump was correct in saying Kim Jong-Un made his great overture to the South in response to pressure engineered by his policies, including stiffened sanctions.
That announcement followed talks with South Korean negotiators - the first between the two countries in years.
The bottom line is that hundreds of thousands of people will die within days of a USA attack on North Korea and millions more could perish in the war that will inevitably follow. But it generally hasn't gotten far. With that backdrop, Tuesday's talks were by design incremental and exploratory. "I hope they come back". So Washington probably didn't have much to worry about. They resolved to reopen a second hotline on the west coast to discuss military matters, and will meet again for talks, possibly to discuss reducing tensions along the border.
Pyongyang tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth nuclear test, a possible hydrogen bomb, in the past year.
"You'll see that a lot with me", Trump said of his belligerent remarks towards the North Korean leader, but added "then all of a sudden somebody's my best friend".
"They have very classical lines while skating to modern music, so it's a nice mix", Marcotte told AFP this week. "I just don't want to comment", he replied, when asked by WSJ if he had contacts with the North Korean leader.
A day after North and South Korea held their first talks in more than two years, Trump said there would be no military action while talks were ongoing, the Blue House said in a statement after the phone call. There are concerns that Pyongyang's overtures are tactical, with the aim to drive a wedge between South Korea and its ally the US.
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"In addition, we have provided materials to the North, which summarized the position of our side in relation to participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and cultural events", the statement read. They are not only entirely rational but also strategically smart.
The Korean Peninsula was divided after it was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.
It's a move that makes direct USA military action against the Kim regime more hard - if not impossible. The war ended with a truce, not a peace treaty, and tens of thousands of United States troops continue to be stationed in South Korea.
In 2010, North Korea invited him to visit, showing Hecker a uranium-enrichment plant it had built inside an old building at Yongbyon, the Times reports.
The two Koreas, which are still technically at war, marched together at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Athens Games and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
The supporters have always proven to be a major ticket draw, and their attendance is good news for the Pyeongchang Games organisers.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, had both said they believed the talks would be limited to the Olympics, a position that didn't jibe with what Seoul was saying.