By Nick Baum
MONDAY – 4/9/18
Yesterday according to administration officials, North Korea reportedly contacted the Trump Administration, stating that they are, in fact, heading towards denuclearization. The decision to contact the administration has come after Kim Jong Un met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping earlier this March.
The Trump Administration has yet to officially comment about this decision, but President Trump has previously encouraged the denuclearization process, but still urged the United States to pressure North Korea. Trump also said the decision for North Korea to head towards denuclearization was also because of the US’s “upmost pressure” against Pyongyang.
The exact contact to the administration detailed that Kim Jong Un is preparing for plans to denuclearization, which could lead to a summit in Pyongyang. In February, Trump said that he would meet Kim Jong Un by the end of May, which might increase hope for there to be a summit soon.
Sources: The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post