A group of Republican governors is hoping that Donald Trump can win the Nobel Peace Prize for “transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.” Republicans are touting Trump’s talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un which haven’t even happened yet. From the looks of things, the talks might not happen at all.
According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, North Korea said on Wednesday that it has canceled talks with South Korea that were scheduled for later today, and additionally threatened to cancel next month’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un citing joint U.S.-South Korean military drills.
The report states that the so-called ‘Max Thunder’ drills between the South Korean and U.S. Air Force is seen as a threat.
The North’s Korean Central News Agency said the Max Thunder drills between the South Korean and U.S. air forces are a rehearsal for invasion of the North and a provocation amid warming inter-Korean ties.
“This exercise targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political development on the Korean Peninsula. The [US] will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities,” North Korea’s state-run Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
“We will continue to plan the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un,” State Dept. spokesperson Heather Nauert said following reports that NK is threatening to pull out of summit with Trump.
North Korea recently released three U.S. prisoners who were detained on the peninsula and it also began dismantling a nuclear test site ahead of holding talks with Trump.
Everyone knows that N.K. isn’t trustworthy and that its leader’s word doesn’t mean anything. Still, just last month, Trump called the North Korean dictator, who has had people killed, ‘very honorable.’