‘They Want to Know If Trump’s Crazy’ Reply


POLITICO MAGAZINE

“They” is North Korean officials. And “he” is Donald Trump. Four times over the past year, in Geneva, Pyongyang, Oslo and Moscow, DiMaggio has secretly met with North Koreans to talk about the country’s nuclear program. But what they really want to talk about, DiMaggio said in an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, is America’s volatile president.” MORE

“US has ‘direct channels’ to Pyongyang, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says”


CNN

“Trump turns to sanctions, diplomacy on North Korea after threatening destruction”


CNN

“New York (CNN)President Donald Trump announced an expansion of sanctions on North Korea Thursday and praised China for taking action to limit financial transactions with the isolated communist nation.

The effort to project forward momentum in his bid to isolate Pyongyang came at the end of Trump’s four-day visit to the United Nations General Assembly, where the crisis has taken prominence in rapid-pace meetings with more than a dozen world leaders.” MORE

“Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren’t So Sure.”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.”  MORE

“Donald Trump Explained Exactly How He’d Handle North Korea Back In 1999”


HUFFINGTON POST

“An old clip of Donald Trump talking about North Korea resurfaced Tuesday amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

In the 1999 “Meet the Press” interview with the late Tim Russert, Trump telegraphed how he would handle a confrontation with “sort of wacko” North Korea.

The future president spoke of the attempts at stopping North Korea’s nuclear program at the time.

“They’re laughing at us,” he said. “They think we’re a bunch of dummies.”

He also hinted at the necessity of military action if negotiations were to fail ― and suggested it would be best to act against North Korea before it had “warheads pointing all over the place.”  WATCH

“Trump: ‘Fake news media’ won’t report on North Korea sanctions”


POLITICO

In a tweet Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump accused “The Fake News Media” of not covering the United Nation Security Council’s 15-0 vote in favor of new sanctions on North Korea. | Matt Rourke/AP Photo

“North Korea: Is the US being forced back to the negotiating table?”


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“How to Make a Deal With North Korea”


POLITICO

Escalating tensions have made a diplomatic solution possible. It might be the last chance we have.