2018-01-10 14:31:58 UTC
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says his US counterpart, Donald
Trump, "deserves big credit" for talks between South and North Korea.
The talks, held on Tuesday, were the first in two years and led to the
announcement that North Korea would send a delegation to the Olympics in
Pyeongchang later this year.
Mr Moon said he wanted to show Mr Trump his gratitude.
Some of that could be Asian politeness but I think it's worth pointing
out that if the American president had been reticent and conciliatory,
as some liberals wanted him to be, then Kim would not have been pressured.
Trump saying he had a bigger button and that it worked might have
confused liberals but was very much the kind of language that Kim would
understand. He doesn't want to be bombed any more than anyone else does.
Dealing with bullies like Kim needs strength, not weakness.