Korea Expert Discusses Looming U.S.-North Korea Summit

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One day in May or early June, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un at an unprecedented summit to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program.

The high-level meeting, which will be the first between a sitting American president and a North Korean supreme leader, comes less than a year after Trump threatened North Korea “with fire and fury like the world has never seen” in response to the country’s nuclear tests, and the two traded personal insults, with Trump calling Kim “Rocket Man” and Kim calling Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”

Tensions have since cooled and secret talks begun. Earlier this month, Trump said the summit has the potential to reset the relationship between the two adversaries, and will be “a very exciting thing for the world.”

Penn Today sat down with Park in Williams Hall to talk the forthcoming summit, what each side wants, why they are talking now, provocations and reprisals, why Kim went to China, and if North Korea would really give up its nuclear weapons.

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