Wouldn’t it be miraculous if North Korea’s proposal to talk with United States about abandoning its nuclear arms led to genuine disarmament? Yes, it would. But the proposition is likely more mirage than miracle.
The reclusive communist state has recently told envoys from its archenemy South Korea that it is willing to take up negotiations with the United States over the North’s nuclear weapons. In the meantime, it will suspend tests of its nuclear devices and long-range missiles.
Then in an astounding surprise move, Kim Jong Un, the Pyongyang leader, invited President Trump to meet for talks over the North’s nuclear program. The invitation, carried to the White House by South Korea’s officials, has been accepted by President Trump.