North Korea provides the United States a clear nuclear threat to help “justify” its insanely disproportionate military budget, according to Walt Peretto, a writer and researcher based in Washington, DC.
In a Twitter message on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will go forward, but the policy of pressure and sanctions against Pyongyang will continue “at all cost” until it denuclearizes.
Trump also said the recent meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Kim went very well.
“Received message last night from XI JINPING of China that his meeting with KIM JONG UN went very well and that KIM looks forward to his meeting with me,” Trump wrote.
“In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost,” he added.
After several days of speculation, China announced on Wednesday that Kim has met Xi in Beijing, where…