Tuesday, February 23, 2021

According to the BBC | Trump allegedly offered Kim Jong-un a flight on Air Force One


(Seoul) Donald Trump proposed to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to board the US presidential plane Air Force One to return to Pyongyang after their meeting at the Hanoi summit in 2019, a BBC documentary reports .



France Media Agency

According to this film, titled Trump Takes on the World, the former US president “stunned even the most seasoned diplomats” with this offer, which Kim turned down.

“President Trump offered Kim a return flight on Air Force One,” Matthew Pottinger, Asia’s adviser to the former Republican president, told the BBC, which reported the information over the weekend.

“The president knew Kim had arrived in Hanoi after a multi-day train trip through China and the president said, ‘I can get you home in two hours if you want.’ Kim declined. ”

If the North Korean leader had accepted the offer, his presence – and probably that of a part of his entourage – on board the official plane of the American presidency in the airspace of North Korea would have raised many questions. security concerns.

Kim went to his first summit with Donald Trump, in Singapore in 2018, aboard a plane loaned by China, Beijing being determined to keep in its sphere of influence North Korea, which serves as the Buffer state between its borders and American soldiers stationed in the South.

At the Singapore summit, Donald Trump showed Kim the inside of his presidential car – a $ 1.5 million Cadillac nicknamed “The Beast” – in a demonstration of their rapprochement.

After exchanging insults and threats of nuclear war, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump had made an extraordinary rapprochement, marked by meetings as historic as they were symbolic. But no progress has been made on the thorny issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic programs. And negotiations have stalled since the resounding failure of the second summit between the two men at the end of February 2019 in Hanoi.

One of the reasons for this stalemate has been the lack of consensus on what concessions North Korea should make in exchange for lifting international sanctions against it.

Kim last month called the United States “North Korea’s” greatest enemy, adding that Washington’s policy towards Pyongyang “is never going to change,” “whoever is in power” in the United States. United.

North Korean official media have yet to refer by name to new US President Joe Biden.





#BBC #Trump #allegedly #offered #Kim #Jongun #flight #Air #Force

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

The European Agency and the WHO also gave a recommendation for the elderly – the Society

The first quantities of Astrazeneka's vaccine, 150,000 doses, arrived in Serbia over the weekend, and Marija Gnjatović from the Institute for the Application...

The “SEHA” Radiology Conference explores the latest innovations and technological developments – UAE – News and Reports

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, "SEHA", organized the 10th session of the "SEHA" International Conference on Radiology recently, which comes in line...

Suspect confesses to killing critical Maltese journalist in 2017 | NOW

A suspect in the killing of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana...

Related Articles

The European Agency and the WHO also gave a recommendation for the elderly – the Society

The first quantities of Astrazeneka's vaccine, 150,000 doses, arrived in Serbia over the weekend, and Marija Gnjatović from the Institute for the Application...

The “SEHA” Radiology Conference explores the latest innovations and technological developments – UAE – News and Reports

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, "SEHA", organized the 10th session of the "SEHA" International Conference on Radiology recently, which comes in line...

Suspect confesses to killing critical Maltese journalist in 2017 | NOW

A suspect in the killing of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana...