Could Trump and Kim Jong-un meet in Switzerland?

Monday, 12 Mar, 2018

"We're not going to have this meeting take place until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea", she told reporters.

Faced with Pyongyang's race to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the continental United States, Trump's strategy has been to ramp up sanctions, tighten the diplomatic screws and regularly threaten military force.

Even though President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it's not realistic to think that North Korea will agree to give up its nuclear capabilities, Sen. "Japan, the US, and South Korea to maintain great pressure".

Will there be a breakthrough? North Korea still produces propaganda declaring its continuing dedication to the "treasured sword" of its nuclear program.

Analysts say Trump's decision to accept Kim's invitation for a summit and to do it by May could be linked in part to a desire to claim a significant achievement in his most hard foreign policy challenge before the USA midterm elections in November.

Kim, on the other hand, seems desperate to save a sanctions-battered North Korean economy.

Trump's agreement on Thursday to meet North Korea's reclusive leader marked a stunning development in America's high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea - interpreted by some analysts as a diplomatic win for Kim.

Moon said that many "critical moments" still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea's recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.

Rodman - who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice" - has travelled to North Korea to meet Kim five times.

The United States would prefer Washington, while North Korea will want Trump to come to Pyongyang, its capital. Many have questioned if Trump fully appreciates the dangers. "At that point, he will go to the world and say, 'I've been very reasonable, I met with the president, I've been willing to be flexible, but these guys don't want to deal with me.' That's created to get the global community to back off of sanctions and not support a unilateral US military action".

It's hard to imagine Kim going to Washington because he is much less diplomatically experienced; the planned meeting with Moon in April will be his first with any state leader since he took power in 2011. You're on the way to a historical meeting no US president has ever done'.

The memo also encouraged officials to "have faith" in North Korea's plan.

"In the president's judgment, that time has arrived now", Tillerson said.

The Seoul officials said North Korea offered talks with the United States over normalizing ties and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The prospect of the first U.S. The historic announcement comes during a period of unparalleled tumult in the Trump's West Wing, with the president's policy agenda stalled and morale sinking as staff departures proliferate and disrupt efforts to instill more discipline and order.

In addition, Switzerland was home to bilateral talks between Washington and Pyongyang aimed at restarting stalled six-party negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

According to the South Korean officials, North Korea said it has no reason to possess nuclear weapons if military threats against the country are removed and its security is guaranteed. But there was no arrangement before George W. Bush's election. The Agreed Framework broke down after US intelligence agencies said North Korea was pursuing a second way to make bombs, using enriched uranium.

In addition, Switzerland has for decades played a small but highly symbolic role in ensuring the continuation of the ceasefire between North Korea and South Korea. -North Korea summit has never been tried. "And so it made sense to accept an invitation to meet with the one person who can actually make decisions instead of repeating the sort of long slog of the past". Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee argued for a cautious approach, saying, "We can pursue more diplomacy as we keep applying pressure ounce by ounce".