Donald Trump is holding a meeting that has Kim Jong Un up in arms
Kim Jong Un thought he held all the cards.
He believed his rogue nuclear weapons program cemented his family’s regime.
But Donald Trump held one Oval Office meeting that stunned the North Korean tyrant.
Trump is keeping up the pressure on Pyongyang.
Sanctions have reportedly stretched the Hermit Kingdom to the financial breaking point and they are being forced to dial back their winter military exercises as a result.
Now Trump announced he would meet in the Oval Office with six North Korean defectors – six live in South Korea and two of whom reside in the United States.
The Washington Post reports:
“President Trump will meet North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang.
Trump is expected to meet with eight defectors — six who live in South Korea and two who live in the United States — two days after he punctuated his State of the Union address by praising Ji Seong-ho, a defector from North Korea who had been invited to watch the address from the first lady’s box. Ji will be among the group at the White House on Friday.
The visit will offer the president a chance to shine a spotlight on human rights abuses in North Korea at a time of growing tensions over Pyongyang’s ongoing nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.
“No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea,” Trump said Tuesday night during the annual address to Congress. “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.”
This move will infuriate Kim Jong Un.
It will only increase international pressure to ratchet up the sanctions and force them to the bargaining table.