The United States and North Korea have been in a “complicated” relationship for several years.
However, during an interview in New York with Reuters last week, presidential hopeful Donald Trump said he would like to engage in talks with Kim Jong-un to try to put an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Considering Trump hardly ever proposes peace talks, and pretty much lives in a world where he is his own hero, this move came as a surprise to the world.
But this time around, the tables seem to have turned, and Trump found himself turned down by So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.
"It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether he decides to meet or not, but I think his (Trump's) idea or talk is nonsense,” Pyong told Reuters.
Unfortunately, after making numerous statements without a thought and making things up, North Korea finds it impossible to trust the presumptive Republican nominee’s statement.
“It’s for utilization of the presidential election, that’s all,” Pyong added, of Trump's motivation for talks simply for popularity amid the presidential elections.
Even though one cannot be sure of Trump’s intentions behind the proposal of talks, North Korea’s apprehensions are absolutely justified since Obama made a similar promise in 2007. The promise remains unfulfilled to date.