Jan 4, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump takes credit for dialogue between North and South Korea

President Trump took credit for South Korea's proposal of high-level talks with North Korea, after Kim Jong-un said he would be "open to dialogue" with President Moon.

Why it matters: Trump acknowledging that talks "are a good thing" breaks with the hard line he and his administration has maintained against North Korea. So far Trump has insisted that negotiations are off the table until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear arsenal. Just two days ago, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. will not recognize talks among other countries and North Korea until the country abandons their nuclear weapons.

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