Trump Takes Credit For North and South Korea Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that talks between North and South Korea likely would not have occurred without his administration’s tough rhetoric against Pyongyang.Lambasting “failed ‘experts'” discussing the matter as “fools”, Trump questioned whether the two polarized nations would have engaged in conversation had he not been “firm, strong and willing to commit our total ‘might’ against the North.” The president also welcomed the development as a “good thing.”North Korea reopened its cross-border communications channel with South Korea for the first time in almost two years Wednesday. The move signaled a vital diplomatic breakthrough as geopolitical tension has risen over North Korea’s nuclear capability.

Source: Trump takes credit for dialogue between North and South Korea – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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