High Risk High Reward For Trumps Meeting With North Koreas Kim Jong Un

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High Risk High Reward For Trumps Meeting With North Koreas Kim Jong Un

President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May.

The announcement Thursday night that the president of the United States had accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shocked the world.

That is the kind of phrase that is overused ' in politics and sports, in particular ' but it's appropriate in this case.

"This is quite extraordinary," former U.S. Ambassador Chris Hill told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on All Things Considered on Thursday night. Hill represented the U.S. in multilateral talks with North Korea during the George W. Bush administration.

Extraordinary because no other sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader. (Jimmy Carter met with then-North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in 1994 as a former president, and former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea and met with Kim Jong Il in 2009 to negotiate the release of two journalists.)

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Posted By: npr.org

Date Posted: Fri, 9 Mar 2018, 04:58 pm

Tags: Kim Jong-un,Donald Trump

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