US President Donald Trump has claimed that sanctions on North Korea are “beginning to have a big impact” after Pyongyang proposed talks with South Korea.
“Sanctions and ‘other’ pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
“Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!” Trump said regarding a possible dialogue between the neighbors.
Trump’s comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began the New Year by wishing success for the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea and suggested that the North may send a delegation to participate.
“The Winter Olympic Games that will be held soon in the South will be a good opportunity to display the status of the Korean nation and we sincerely wish that the event will be held with good results,” Kim said in a…