WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump today credited himself for the move on talks between North and South Korea, asserting that it would not have happened but for his firm and strong policy against Pyongyang.
“With all of the failed ‘experts’ weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total ‘might’ against the North. Fools, but talks are a good thing!” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s tweet on North and South Korea comes amidst news reports that the two neighbours tested a special hotline in almost two years.
In his new year message, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had indicated he was willing to talk with South Korea.
South Korea has proposed face-to-face talk with the North Koreans next week on the possibility of the latter participating in the Winter Olympics.
Trump’s tweet comes a day after, in response to the latest rhetoric of Kim, he had said he too has a nuclear button which is not only much bigger and powerful, but also works.