South Korean President Moon Jae-in has traveled to the Unites States ahead of a summit that is supposed to be held between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Moon arrived in Andrews Base, Maryland, on Monday to meet Trump and determine whether Washington was still willing to go ahead with the summit after Pyongyang threatened to cancel it over American demands to denuclearize at once.
Moon’s visit to the US was originally arranged as a meeting to fine-tune a joint strategy for dealing with North Korea but has instead become more of a crisis session after Pyongyang last week threatened to scrap plans for the summit.
Yonhap news agency quoted a Blue House official as saying that Moon would “likely tell President Trump what to expect and what not to expect from Kim.”
Moon’s government led efforts to resume dialog with North Korea and gave enthusiastic accounts of its encounters with Kim, offering Trump an…