Putin Says Kim Jong-Un 'Won This Round' Against Donald Trump

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

South Korea also proposed inter-Korean military talks to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the South's Foreign Ministry said later on Tuesday that it was willing to consider temporarily lifting sanctions against North Korea to facilitate the Olympic visit.

Trump's comments come days after representatives from North and South Korea held day-long negotiations in the demilitarized zone, where Pyongyang agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions. The inter-Korean dialogue was the first of its kind since December 2015.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he "probably" has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a change in tone for Trump after exchanging insults with Kim over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

"He has completed his strategic task: he has a nuclear weapon, he has missiles of global reach, up to [8,000 miles] which can reach nearly any point of the globe", said Putin. "I have relationships with people".

Jeong instructed troops there to maintain a firm defense posture and do their best as military support to help the country host the games peacefully and successfully, the JCS said. The president recently said he'd be open to communicating with the North Korean leader, who he's referred to as a "madman" and "short and fat", under the right conditions.

He was visiting the ad-hoc "on-site command posts" in PyeongChang and Gangneung, where the Olympics will take place from February 9-25, followed by the 10-day Paralympics to kick off March 9.

Xi agreed to work together to make the Olympics Games a success. As a result of the dialogue, North Korea is heading to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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