By Eric Fischer
With talks of denuclearization in North Korea, US Representative Mike Gallagher says he is skeptical of Kim Jong Un’s intentions. The former Marine turned congressman gives credit to the Trump administration for getting North Korea to the negotiating table by turning up the pressure with economic sanctions and military presence but also points to past restrictions placed on the country that have been violated over the last twenty-five years. Gallagher says the differing definitions of denuclearization could be a key factor in these talks.
Gallagher adds that he is hoping the conflict can be resolved diplomatically and Trump’s willingness to step away from the negotiating table and increase pressure will result in the best possible outcome for the US. Sunday morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the US boasting about the effectiveness of sanctions were misleading and further provocation could halt all progress to peace.