South Korea’s Moon credits Trump for inter-Korean talks

Jan 10, 2018, 6:47 AM EST
(Source: Republic of Korea/flickr)
(Source: Republic of Korea/flickr)

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday credited his American counterpart Donald Trump for creating a political environment, through sanctions and pressure on the North, which led to historic inter-Korean talks this week, the first in two years.

Moon’s appreciation of Trump’s role in bringing about the talks is being viewed as an attempt to allay Washington’s concerns over an apparent N. Korean bid to drive a wedge between the South and the U.S., writes The Guardian.

Moon added that the latest talks, centered on Winter Olympics in S. Korea, are aimed at improving ties between the two Koreas but simultaneous efforts to push Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal will continue, notes CNBC.