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"I'll fire spokesperson Daniel Berlin says poor forest management and climate change are to blame. When we see some of these fires burning. There's so much fuel for them to burn that. It's not just dryer, but it's more fuel, Erland says A recent UC Berkeley study found fire season is now 75 days longer than it was in the 19 seventies, he says. That's why it's important to plan ahead and use mitigation strategies to reduce the fuel sources for wildfires. Candidate for governor in North Carolina, says if he's elected in November, there will be no statewide mandate for people to wear Facemasks. Sarah Bartlett has the story. North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forrest says. If elected, he would lift the mandate and allow individual freedom to decide whether or not to wear a face covering the Republican added that he doesn't believe there is any science that face masks are effective against the spread of Kobe 19 Forest is running against incumbent governor Democrat Roy Cooper. Wal Mart is raising the Wages of around 165,000 hourly employees. It comes with a move the company unveiled by adding new leadership positions and cross training opportunities. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Kim Jong UN is sending more letters but not to President Trump. This time we get more from correspondent bills in for North Korea Central News Agency said. Kim has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, vowing to further develop his regime's relationship with China and to continue the two nations efforts to defend socialism. His letter also praise G for successfully combating the Corona virus. Kim's letter was a reply to G who would send a congratulatory note to Kim to mark the 72nd anniversary. The founding of North Korea. MasterCard plans to spend at least $500 million to help close the racial wealth divide. The credit card company said they'll make the investment over a five year period on a number of programs designed to help underserved black communities to access financial products and services. New Jersey's reinstating the so called millionaire's tax, something governor Phil Murphy has been pushing for since before he was elected. James Flippen reports It's part of a budget deal reached between Murphy and State lawmaker It was something. Murphy campaigned on raising taxes on the state's most wealthy and specifically enacting the millionaire's tax pennies on their top dollars earned, But the impact is anything but modest. The revenues generated through the Millionaire's tax will allow.
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"Brian stelter joins us. Now he is the anchor of CNN's reliable sources, the host of its podcast and the author of a New New York Times bestselling Book Hoax Donald, Trump Fox News, and dangerous distortion of truth Brian. Thanks for being here. Thank you so much. So you used to be my colleague here at the New York Times way back I don't know when exactly did you leave The Times? twenty thirteen. Well. So the moment I remember was in twenty eleven when this early documentary about the Times came out called page one and there was a line in that documentary in which the leat David car says, I still can't get over the feeling that Brian stelter was a robot assembled to destroy me. I, haven't forgot that line. Because I wonder if you're secretly three people you host. A Show on CNN you write a daily newsletter you host a weekly podcast you have two small children, and somehow you wrote a book on this extremely fast moving subject. That is Donald Trump. How did you handle that the two small children is the fun part they keep me saying you know David used to say I still miss him so much used. To say, what do you think the story is that I should tell us to say to sources you know if you were writing the story what would you right and that is what I was doing with folks at Fox News and these themes kept coming up especially last year, which compelled me to go and try to get a book deal I think it. was last that I wanted to do this and more that I felt like someone had too i. hope that doesn't sound too cocky but it's true. There's some things in life. You just feel like the gotTa go tell this story and I think the only untold story of the trump era that's left maybe is the story of his boxers addiction so I did. Carve out time in between my other jobs and and frankly wants the pandemic send us all home. Put us on lockdown just grateful that my wife was able to help with the kids when I was having to finish the final chapters of this book. So what is that story the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News obviously, it's the full subject of your book. People who are even casual viewers are news consumers are aware that there's a close relationship there yes. I think we all are aware that the president gets fed information and misinformation from Fox but I think it's even more extreme and even more dangerous than people realize it happens more often and the connections or even cozier than than folks realize I oftentimes in coverage. Of the White House reporters leave out what I think is the key piece, the key ingredient, which is he got that idea from Fox. He gained that idea from foxy gained that conspiracy theory from Fox and with this pandemic this year staffers at Fox told me they felt like the coverage was hazardous to our viewers. The coverage was dangerous. The coverage was unforgivable. I really just tried to step away just the Messenger for these anonymous sources mostly anonymous did speak on the record who felt like the coverage is hurting the country. All right. So a defender, a Fox News skeptic cure might say so what trump follows Fox News is leads you know democratic presidents in the past have taken their cues from the editorials editorials of the New York Times. What's the difference? I think. It's so much more intense. Now, Fox's influences constant when trump threatened North Korea, and said, he had a bigger button than Kim Jong Un. It was because of a Fox segment when he grants pardoned, it's because Fox when he attacks big technology company because of Fox, when he raged about migrant caravans, it was because of Fox and it's not that he's getting the best possible information still from the best sources in the world know he's getting it from a bunch of of. Who oftentimes misinform him think? That's one of the differences between this White House and past white houses Braga Obama was he washed ESPN in the evening rather than MSNBC tours w Bush might have watched some Fox but he wasn't consumed by it. The way that this president is so it's an unprecedented relationship really is
North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse
"The North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN's has visited an area hit by typhoon body and called on farmers to minimize damage to this year's rice harvest. There were affairs, the storm would destroy crops, leading millions to go hungry. Mr Kim said The typhoon had caused less damage than
North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse
"The North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN, has visited area here to buy typhoon body and called on farmers to minimize damage to this year's rice office. There were affairs the storm were destroyed crops, leading millions to go hungry. Mr Kim said the typhoon had caused less damage than expected.
Kim Jong-un warns over North Korea typhoon
"Korea, while North Korea's dictator is expressing concern about a potential loss of lives and crops the Korean Peninsula bracing for a strike by a powerful typhoon, packing maximum winds of 100 MPH, the storm is already lashing parts of southern South Korea Countries. Weather agency says the typhoon will start to impact the mainland at night. Head of landfall in western North Korea early Thursday. Authorities warn of very strong winds as well as
Kim Jong-un's sister may have taken over a powerful North Korean political body
"Korea is a secretive communist country. It's government controls the media. So there's no free press they're and the news the is reported is only what the government allows but according to South Korean Intelligence Kim Yo Jong. The sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN is increasing in power. She now appears to be in charge of one of the most important political organizations in North Korea. This group keeps close tabs on the ruling party's three million. Members to make sure they're loyal enough to the government. It also determines political jobs keeps the Communist Party organized and indoctrinates North Koreans with the government's ideals. If Kim Your Jong is now in charge of the country's Organization and Guidance Department it would make her the second most powerful person in the country. But this is also raised questions about her brother's Health Kim Jong. UN reportedly has an unhealthy lifestyle. He said to be a heavy smoker. He usually keeps a grueling schedule with a lot of public appearances, but he's radically disappeared from the public eye earlier this year an official explanation though again, that's not unusual in north, Korean media.
Kim Jong-un gives sister Yo-jong 'more responsibilities'
"North Korean leader Kim Jong UN is reportedly giving up some of his power to his younger sister that from South Korea spy
North Korea’s Leader Had Big Economic Plans. He Admits They’ve Failed.
"Now to North care, North Korea, where the leadership is making a rare admission of falling short of its economic goals more from NPR's Anthony Kun. A statement Wednesday from the party's Central Committee, Frankly admitted that the goals in their five year economic plan remain on met and North Koreans living standards have not improved. Much. Leader Kim Jong UN said the shortfalls were due to inevitable challenges without mentioning international sanctions on the North. The statement also made no mention of stalled nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. The worker's party will draft a new five year plan into Congress next January, by which time they should have a clear picture of what administration they'll be dealing with in Washington.
North Korea’s Leader Had Big Economic Plans. He Admits They’ve Failed.
"North Korea, where the leadership is making a rare admission of falling short of its economic goals more from NPR's Anthony Kun. In a statement Wednesday from the party's central Committee, frankly admitted that the goals in their five year economic plan remain unmet and North Koreans living standards have not improved. Much. Leader Kim Jong UN said the shortfalls were due to inevitable challenges without mentioning international sanctions on the North. The statement also made no mention of stalled nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. The worker's party will draft a new five year plan into Congress next January, by which time they should have a clearer picture of what administration they'll be dealing with in Washington. Anthony Kun. NPR NEWS SOUL The Dow is
North Korea sets rare party meeting after economic struggles
"Party Congress in January, where leader Kim Jong UN will announce a new five year plan to develop the country's dismal economy. Plans were confirmed Wednesday during a meeting of the Workers Party's decision making Central Committee or Kim acknowledged economic shortcomings. News and
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US
"A townhall dot com Iran's supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says his Country will not negotiate with us because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes in a televised speech marking the EED holiday, how money says President Donald Trump would benefit from talks, saying some wants to use negotiations with us for propaganda like negotiations with North Korea. Iran's supreme leader is your phone to talk between Trump on North Korean leader Kim Jong UN Hominy says the U. S. Wants Iran to give up its nuclear program defense facilities on regional authority at the negotiating table. I'm
Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Weapons Will Guarantee North Korea's National Safety
"North Korean leader Kim Jong UN says his country's hard one nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and an effective deterrent that could prevent a second Korean war. Kim's comments before war veterans marking the 67th anniversary of the end of the Korean War again show he has no intention of abandoning his weapons as prospects dim for resuming diplomacy with the U. S. North Korea has previously ratcheted up fiery rhetoric or conducted weapons test to get outside concessions. But some experts say Pyongyang will likely avoid serious talks with Washington before the U. S elections in November
South Korea Confirms a Defector Swam Back to the North
"Leader Kim Jong UN has placed city of Tae song near the border with South Korea under lock down because of covert 19 concerns, the North Korean Central News Agency reports. The measure was taken far the afternoon after a person was found with suspected Corona virus symptoms in the city. It says that the person is a runaway the flood to South Korea years ago before illegally crossing the border back into the north early last week. If that person is officially declared a virus patient, he or she would be the North confirmed first Corona virus case. But health officials around the world are skeptical that North Korea doesn't have any Senate
North Korea Reports 1st Suspected Case Of Coronavirus
"North Korea has locked down the town of guessing near the South Korean border over fears a defector who returned to the north last week was infected with the Corona virus. The leader Kim Jong UN, has declared an emergency. Will Leonardo reports. The case, if confirmed, would be the first official covert 19 infection in the secretive state. North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN convened an emergency meeting of the Politburo, saying the situation was critical. State media said the defector had left for the south three years ago and it returned across the heavily fortified border to the town of guest song last week. Soul is investigating the incident, saying there was a strong possibility a crossing could have been made. North Korea had sealed itself off from the outside world and had previously stressed it was virus free, or their analysts cast doubt on this claim
North Korea military action against South Korea likely "postponed, not canceled" by Kim Jong Un
"New this morning north Korea's it's planned retaliation against South Korea for stalemated relations and anti Pyongyang activism has been suspended by Kim Jong un analysts say the north after weeks deliberately raising tensions with threats of military action may be pulling away just enough to make room for south Korean concessions if it eventually opts for military action it could resume artillery drills and other exercises in front line areas or its vessels could cross the disputed western sea border but Pyongyang's actions are likely to be measured to bread full scale retaliation from south Korean and U. S.
Tensions rise after North Korea blows up liaison office
"Seems like we have to talk about North Korea again the grand opening of the inter Korean liaison office two years ago was a big deal both symbolic and literally it was meant to reflect improving relationships between north and South Korea heavily covered North Korea blew it up laurel why so this incident is highly symbolic the office was meant to facilitate dialogue between the two Koreas and paid for by the south and sitting on the north soil so North Korea framed the decision to destroy the office as retaliation after a group of defectors use balloons to send anti north Korean propaganda leaflets north of the DMZ but this is really just the latest escalation in in this in these tensions after North Korea last week also announced it would cut off all communications with the south as well in response to the leaflets on it in addition the north also said it would re militarize portions of the border that had been peaceful in recent years so this is really a bad sign that Ted that relations between the north and south are in a very bad place right now and this is particularly disappointing for for Korea watchers after after president trump and south Korean president moon actually had made some progress in negotiations with the north over the last few years at least in appearance anyway even though the Singapore summit in twenty eighteen the agreement was mostly symbolic it it's still sort of paved the way for these this dialogue to continue but unfortunately that that's really gone downhill since then and at the same time there are recent reports that are popping up that are saying North Korea has been ramping up its nuclear weapons arsenal John and last year last year it broke an eighteen month hiatus and and weapons tests conducted in eighteen I think tested mostly short range ballistic missiles since then so is Shawn and Kim yo Jong north Korean leader Kim jong-un's sister has taken responsibility for this attack for blowing up the liaison what do we know about her why would she do this she's a sister on on for quite some time she's been on the sidelines Korea watchers would sort of parse state photos and see where she's standing in and for a long time she was this figure shrouded in mystery now she's come to the fore and she's limited she's been quite quite a dramatic presence in all this she seemed to be a bit more ruthless than her brother and and and there's a great deal of speculation about the kind of role she's currently playing within the regime in Pyongyang and and how much influence she has how much growing influence she has I think her coming to the fore is is important the the the move to blow up this office in Quezon is as low as saying huge blow to political blow to moon jae in the south Korean president who's really yoked his legitimacy and his political aspirations on a real fall with north with the north and that that seems to be in in a tough place right now and of course it is our hope that this explosion also kind of very symbolically blows up what what already faded aspirations the trump administration had that its efforts including these incredibly publicized photo ops with between trump and Kim Jong moon it really blows up the city really underscores the hollowness of the trump plan to get North Korea to do to denuclearize
North Korean leader's personal plane makes rare flight amid heightened tensions
"North Korean leader Kim jong-un's plane took off today leading to speculation the nation may be preparing for military action against South Korea the movement of Kim's personal plane is rare and it comes after the leader is banned out of public view for almost a month it's especially troubling according to experts because North Korea warned of military action against South Korea in a protest over activist anti regime Lee flooding across the border the regime also stunned many by blowing up a building the two countries used to further reunification efforts it's not clear where the twin engine jet that used for short hops eventually ended up but it's believed to have flown into an area near a
Tensions rise after North Korea blows up liaison office
"North Korea says it will re deploy troops near the border with South Korea the north's military making the move a day after it blew up an inter Korean liaison office just north of the border here's CBS's Margaret Brennan this statement from North Korea was not subtle blowing up the office for diplomacy in case song that it had opened in twenty eighteen with South Korea and making good on a threat issued by Kim yo Jong Kim jong-un's increasingly powerful sister she also said troops are preparing to surge into the DMZ that's where president trump took a symbolic step into North Korea last year to shake hands with Kim Jong un but diplomacy has stalled the regime continues to test short range missiles and has produced enough nuclear material for dozens of weapons North Korea said today's actions were provoked by south Korean activists would sent anti Kim leaflets cross border the trump administration called the actions counterproductive careful language meant to keep alive president trump's signature foreign policy initiative North Korea often ratchets up tension in election years in the hope of extracting concessions from R. C. I. A. analyst Jim Popp I think that they are we are in for a potentially a wild ride in June as North Korea and the camera can family tries to show a strength for internal and external audiences Margaret Brennan CBS news
NKorea's military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas
"The north Korean army has warned that it's ready to take action against South Korea and the latest of a series of threats against its neighbor the army said it was studying a plan to move back into areas of the demilitarized zone separating the countries which had left two years ago from so Laura Baker reports North Korea claimed the threat of military action is in response to defector groups in the safe sending propaganda material over the border over the weekend Kim yo Jong the sister of north Korean leader Kim Jong UN ordered the army to prepare for action today the military said it was ready to turn the frontline into a fortress in twenty eighteen to Kitty is dismantled several guard towers and withdrew troops from some areas along the heavily fortified border as part of a push towards peace north Korea's military is now threatening to reverse
"kim jong un" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"Well the similar is between you and Kim Jong and only grow stronger because he was also apparently a big trash talker like you and is hero. Michael Jordan. A friend said he was super competitive. He said quote for him. Basketball was everything I think we're getting that. Pock on who we assume Kim. UN showed several friends of photo where he was standing next to Tony. Coup, Coup. Coach of the bowls and Kobe Bryant of the Los. Angeles lingers how that picture came about who know how strict who could know what a life! What a life! What a mystery feeling like I know nothing about this man I know, and then in two thousand, and just as mysteriously as he arrived pock on left the school that I will not try in pronounce again. Stein Herzlich so Rachel. Let some are to be F fs here. There's Dennis Rodman are flamboyant rule breaking bad boy and there's Kim Jong on our enigmatic western, loving rich kit focused winker. Both with the profound connection to basketball. Maybe it actually makes perfect sense I didn't listen to Paula Abdul not to learn that opposites attract especially when they have a deeply shared interests like basketball. Okay so now fast forward to two thousand thirteen, where Kim Jong-un as supreme leader, has reportedly had no direct engagements with any American citizens that.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Dictators
"In May two thousand one a man in his early thirty s along with a boy and a woman were stuck at Narita International Airport in Tokyo held by security. The man was questioned over what appeared to be fake passports. The passporting questions said the family was from the Dominican Republic. That the man's name was paying. Shaw pang-chang is Chinese for fat bear. However the man also claimed he was from South Korea. Why was a South Korean man with a Chinese name trying to get into Japan using a Dominican passport? He answered. I want to go to Disneyland. As the Japanese officials continue to dig they discovered something both shocking and laughable. The man was actually named Kim Jong Nam. The eldest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. When word got back to Kim Jong Il of his son's arrest. He was overcome with embarrassment. Was this really going to be the next leader of North Korea. A man caught sneaking into an enemy country to go to an amusement park or was there someone else who could show better judgment another son who could bring honor to the Kim Dynasty. Welcome dictators apart cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. We're going deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other park asked originals for free on spotify to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at park cast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is the fifth episode exploring the Kim Dynasty of North Korea. Today we'll dive into the rise of Kim Jong UN the third and current leader of the Kim regime. We'll uncover Kim's mysterious childhood and how he was groomed to take control wants his father passed. And how the promise of new leadership ultimately meant a tighter grip on the people of North Korea after his. May Two thousand one arrest Kim Jong Nam and his family were deported to China. Ultimately he would make the gambling city of Macau just a ferry ride away from Hong Kong. His permanent home doing his best to stay out of the limelight. Many around the world considered the two thousand one arrest the beginning of the end of jong-nam and his position as air in fact if actually confirmed a decision that was made much earlier it wasn't his firstborn nor his second who would succeed him but his third Kim John. There is widespread speculation regarding the exact year of Kim Jong UN's birth. According to South Korean intelligence agencies it was January eighth. Nineteen eighty-three however American intelligence claims that the year was nineteen eighty-four according to North Korean propaganda however Kim Jong UN was born in nineteen eighty two the Washington Post Beijing bureau chief and Fifield posits that the reason the year was changed. Nineteen eighty two was to coincide with both his father and grandfather's birth year with ill soon being born in nineteen twelve and Jong Il's changed in nineteen forty two. It helped to create as she puts it a asymmetry. Like boring into the Kim Dynasty. Much of Jong UN's early life is shrouded in mystery or a complicated web of fabrications. What we do know is this. His mother was co young. Cui a famous dancer and Kim Jong Il second concert. He has an older brother. John and a younger sister. Yang Kim Jong Il made sure to keep all of his family separate from one. Another Jong UN and. His siblings rarely interacted with their half brother. Kim Jong Nam instead Kim Jong UN grew up in a lavish but lonely set of houses throughout Pyongyang and beachfront properties in one San about one hundred thirty miles west of the capital. Much of what we know about Kim Jong UN's childhood comes from a man with the pen name. Kenji Fujimoto Fujimoto was the Sushi chef hired to cook for the Kim family. So while the people of North Korea slowly died from starvation and malnourishment Kim Jong UN dined on the finest raw fish. Like all North Koreans Kim Jong UN was educated to be an anti imperialist specifically to hate Japan and the United States these two countries according to the North Korean government are the root of North Korea's problems. Ironically Kim's mother who was born in Japan often took her children to Tokyo Disneyland. But none of these trips included outside friends in fact. Kim's only real friend according to Fujimoto was Fujimoto himself together. The two spent their days watching Kim's favourite sport basketball or listening to music on Fujimoto's Walkman basketball in particular became a major obsession for the future dictator. He watched it religiously as a child and unlike most other kids in North Korea he would walk around dressed in the latest nike or Adidas sneakers and shorts. Outside of Basketball Kim Jong owns other. Joy was playing with military toys specifically model planes and warships. He became so interested in their mechanics that he forced engineers and scientists to answer as many questions years after defecting. His aunt would tell Anna Fifield that his study of planes. And Aeronautics was an obsession. Kim Jong Hoon became his father's favorite child around the time. He was eight mostly because he exhibited traits of a strong leader namely being bossy stubborn. And Sassy even though his brother. Jong you'll was older he would often take orders from Jong UN. It wasn't long before people started calling. Jong UN harm read general however he also started to demonstrate a keen awareness of being a leader. Fujimoto notes that. He had the ability to make good judgments with solid reasoning. He knew when to praise and when to criticize church character. Traits weren't lost on the aging Kim Jong Il as he considered who would replace him in nineteen ninety six when Kim Jong Own was roughly twelve years old. He sent to Bern Switzerland to receive an education under the alias. Pack Hoon all of the Kim children used fake names to conceal their identity. School was never a priority for Kim. A former teacher wants described him as a good student but not an extraordinary one and though he seems to have been friendly with his classmates he was mostly remembered as a loner with very few friends. Those friends though spent their days playing basketball once. The school bell rang years later. Once Kim Jong Hoon became leader of North Korea many wondered if the more liberal.
"kim jong un" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"I think they were trying to figure out what to do which might explain that one month for not not even dodging it in anything on team. This was something that his grandfather and his father were not able to do which was to score and meeting with the US president on and unlike him where we kind of have to as you said earlier look through the Keyhole on his intentions. He had tens of thousands of tweets on that the president has written. He had multiple biographies autobiographies and articles about the president to try to glean insights about what is motivating the president when they think No I said this before where it was probably worth trying to figure out what you know. Kim would say When faced with the when faced with the US president something this gold standard for for the regime. It's you know the the president was also very clear that he did not prepare and it was clear that news approaching this also from a point of view of a businessman from New York risk. Kim was thinking of this in trying to explain. This in. The bulb team was thinking of this in terms of in terms of solidifying his own status And not sure it was a complete understanding of how North Korea sees nuclear weapons as part of his. The brand of it's a regime survival. I think him off et. You're is an opportunity in that. He could take advantage of the president's willingness and eagerness to meet before the Singapore summit on which was June two thousand eighteen on before the working level conversations could really get any anything more substantive on the Singapore was to be the Singapore statement on President. Wanted the meeting to happen on certain date so it was not in the North Koreans interest to saying anything more substantive or or more beanie before the event because they were going to get the event anyway and I think at at that point The negotiators had their. Me's cutoff even before they started because the president a had already said yes so when we look at a summit rate of summit. It's two leaders. You're at the peak. There are no bar rails. How do you go back and how do you? How do you leverage that summit to to gain progress and you know so far as we've seen in the past two years north means continue to maintain their facilities on the refurbished ballistic missile facilities? Probably more you know making more physical material. They're maintaining the nuclear test site. And they've said Kim Jong UN has said I'm at the end of last year beginning of this year that he's he's not that interested in talks anymore until the the US changes its ways and so did the policies that the US under the trump administration engaged in which is to say a rhetorical escalation Sort of a flirtation with a war leading to this optical breakthrough In which they agree to meet a series of meetings. Think a total of three face to face meetings. The sisters visit to sow The South for the Olympics and all of these negotiations did it produce anything of consequence or is it really just a a kind of administration fantasy that never came to anything when president trump came back after the Singapore Summit. I think he was still on the plane and he tweeted that That you that the nuclear problem was solved. Note they And and you know Kim Kim Jong UN and the summits with with Cam made it to campaign rallies on the campaign and his campaign materials reward lovers and Ryan the letters between them. I'm so yes I guess I mean. The relationship seen the relationship. The personal relationship between the two men seem okay But that hasn't been translated into real policy. Success on the president has chosen to define colors Asian very narrow way which is the absence or Kim's restraint in not conducting nuclear weapons has staying or Intercontinental Ballistic Missile testing. But the problem is that North Korea under Kim has diversified Made More Mobile. They're realistic missiles. They had the most powerful nuclear test. App twenty seventeen so the weapons systems or more diverse more reliable. And it's not just about the nuclear esteem steamer.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Kim Jong is he alive. Is He dead or dying personally? I believe Kim Jong UN has been looking at this issue for some time. He's been in power for almost eight years ambassador. Joe DeTrani former special envoy to the six party talks with North Korea has sat across the table from North Korea's top diplomats. And he understands that country as well as anyone and he says Kim Jong Wounds disappearance from public view could mean a number of things. And we'll discuss them all but either way he's been thinking about the day when he's not there anymore. This is pretty significant. I mean if if if indeed Kim Jong on is in grave condition condition right now This is a very significant event to conversations on two different days a week apart with one man. That's very knowledgeable about North Korea and Kim Jong Hoon coming up on this episode of target. Usa National Security PODCAST FROM WTO IN WASHINGTON DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. Dc is repeatedly mentioned. Some place they would like to seek an attack cyber criminals America has a target on. Its back and on this program. We investigate the threats. The people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target. Usa The national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay Green on April twenty seventh president. Donald Trump was asked a question about the status of North Korean leader. Kim Jong Un. This was his answer. I I can tell you exactly yes. I do have a very good idea but I can't talk about it now. I just wish him well. I've had a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. If I were in president you'd be in war. You would have been in war with Korea you would have been in war with North Korea. Wasn't president of that. I can tell you he expected that that I can tell you I I hope he's fine. I do know how he's doing the relatively speaking We will see. You'll probably be hearing the not too distant future on the twenty eighth of April at another news conference. This was the exchange spoke about having a sense of. What's going on with Kim? Jon Can you say whether or not he's he's not coming to. I don't WANNA come into. I wish you well. I don't want this is what Secretary of state. Mike pompeo said quote. We haven't seen him. We don't have any information to report. Today we're watching it closely. Keeping Track of what's going on not only around Chairman Kim himself but more broadly inside of North Korea. This is an odd statement because it seems to suggest that they know what's going on with Kim but then at the same time you're saying we don't have any information on it so something is not clear and something is not straightforward and. Something isn't right right now inside North Korea with Kim Jong. But here's the bottom line. We simply don't know as we've told you many times on this program. Intelligence on North Korea is very cloudy even for its neighbors South Korea and Japan South Korea. Still saying there no unusual movements. None have been detected in North Korea despite the rumors about Kim's health. That's according to their defense minister. They're stressing that Kim's absence from public view is not new. But here's what we've learned. The Chinese have sent a delegation to North Korea. We also know that a luxury boat has landed on the shores of the one son resort. Where Kim Jong UN is believed to be we also know that his personal train is still there and we also know that. There's still questions about what exactly is happening inside. That villa in wants on so one of the best positioned people outside of North Korea outside of China Japan and South Korea outside of that region to talk to to get some straight forward real deal understanding about what's going on is ambassador Joe DeTrani. He's the former. Us Special Envoy to the six party talks with North Korea. So that means he's sat across the table from North Korea's top diplomats working on a solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons program so he knows North Korea and most things take place. They're better than almost anyone. We've had him on this program for years. We continue to talk with him regularly. And He's here today to share some insight now we had two conversations with him one day and one a week ago. So we're going to give you both of those conversations. Today we start with April twenty first. We asked him about reports that Kim and had heart surgery and that he was in grave condition. I think the news is probably accurate that he had a procedure. Done probably hard related. I mean the man has way issue weight problems and and smoker and obviously eat some pretty busy schedule. So there was a procedure done I'm not sure How one defines grave. I've read some reports indicating you know us You know very ill but I don't. I could see procedure but I have a sense being not not seeing any movement of the military. We didn't see any visits from a Chinese doctor or French doctors or other things that this may be somewhat routine heard of him having heart issues before. Well it's in his family. Right is a is a is a father. Kim Jong Il too hard heart attacks and died from heart seizure. Apparently so and the reports have been Sort of anecdotal. Given the you know the issue of his drinking and smoking or Weight issues and so forth so I don't think there's any granularity as to specifics in regards to a heart condition per se. But I think there's enough information to say given his family history with his father both likely had some issues related to his heart. Give us a sense. Joe Of what this means for national security. Not only there but here this news and this situation right now. This is pretty significant. I mean if if indeed Kim Jong UN is in grave condition is a condition right now. this is a very significant event. But personally I believe Kim Jong UN has been looking at this issue for some time. He's been in power for almost eight years. He's removed many of those who were very close to his father and not loyalist hem. He's put in place. People are loyal to him. Assistant Kim Jong is now has been elevated to the Standing Committee of the Police Girl. An alternate member chain chain room. Hey has been promoted to be the president of the Supreme People's Assembly which is the head of state so he's put his loyalist family members all around him knowing that succession in North Korea is always going to be difficult. Issue could be difficult in regards to. Who's going to be taking over in regards to the military. I mean we saw the execution of young. Some tech in two thousand thirteen is simple. We saw twenty seventeen the assassination of his older brother into Phnom in Malaysia. So this is something. That's always been on the mind of Kim Jong UN. Which speaks to how tenuous the circumstances must be dog career? He obviously must have known that he had to prepare to have loyalists around in the not only support him but who could replace him in place in case he is the longer in power so you mentioned his sister. Kim Yo Joan. There's some other siblings as well. Aren't there yes. He has an older brother. Kim Young Joe who could Certainly play a role he he's been on the on the margins of a political issues in. North Korea apparently to music he elects Eric Clapton. And things like that. But this is a man who could be used Certainly is the Kim family. But he's not been as pronounced as Kim Jong. There is a is a system whose about four years younger than kindergarten. If Kim Jong Hoon is in this situation Is he incapacitated or not and if he were incapacitated what will what signs would we say? Why think if Kim Jong on a day to a was capacity incapacitated a we probably would see some moving up the military. Some of the security services We would probably see some Moving of leadership elements chain room Hain the Supreme People's Assembly. We will see some some movement going on certainly The In Pyongyang I think we would see some of that activity up and I. I think that maybe even messages that would be going out to various embassies Chair.
"kim jong un" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Slash join obviously to become a member and and in Oman. And and since we talked about Jesus a little bit Anna prepared a wonderful post today for the members in the third hour of the show about gene Simmons, disastrous two thousand two interview on NPR. So it's a lot of fun. Don't miss that. Okay. Anna. What's next, right? Following Donald Trump's the second summit with Kim Jong UN this time in Vietnam. It was reported that their negotiations unfortunately fell apart, and they have not reached a deal. Now it's unclear what will happen in the future. But here's what we know. So far, according to reporting from the New York Times Kim had offered to dismantle the North's most important nuclear facility, if the United States lifted the harsh sanctions imposed on his nation, but would not commit to do the same for other elements of its weapons program. And so there are various facilities in North Korea. That are currently producing these weapons and so the United States argues. Hey, if you want us to completely lift these sanctions, you have to completely denuclearize, and it appears that Kim Jong Hoon was unwilling to do that. Now with that said, I want you to hear from Donald Trump who did give a press conference on this in the early morning hours. It's take a quick look. Pretty much all day with Kim Jong on who is he's quite a guy and quite a character. And I think our relationship is very strong..
"kim jong un" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Going after north korea's major power specter's russia and china chinese banks have been laundering money for north korea and it's not just the small ones all four of the socalled big four banks have been handling north korea's cash that's the violation of us federal law that gives us enormous leverage because this has been most of your adult life's work that i get it about right that too shocking things about seeing this scene of the two guys is kim jong un is out of his country and listen to his voice yes well kim jong owen is much more outgoing than his father his father spoke only once in public and then he said about thirteen fourteen words something like long live the korean people's army now kim jong un has actually spoken to the north korean people but we generally don't hear that the more important thing that you point out and i think it's absolutely critical is that kim jong on felt secure enough to leave north korea four three or four days now he wants to get back quickly which is an indication there are problems in the military we know that because of that recent ruffled of the top three posts that the korean people's army that is an indication that kim is a little bit nervous and there's all sorts of other indications that all is not well in north korea at this particular moment i also felt the need tonight to point out that they don't make a car that he can use as a limousine overseas they don't make jet airliner that they can fly to singapore he's driving a german armored limousine and in a air china commercial jetliner both of those are significant with regard to the air china that is china's flag carrier basically jinping the chinese ruler is saying to president trump look kim jong own is my vassal you better not hurt him with regard to that mercedes kim jong on engages in gift politics as father and grandfather that's the giving of luxury items to seniors email.
"kim jong un" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Thank you don't stop stop stop remember when the president of france was donald trump's new best friend with all those awkwardly long handshakes and pats on the back and strange touching well it sounds like donald trump has a new best friend really he's got a great personality he's a funny guy he's a very smart guy he's a great negotiator he loves his people not that i'm surprised by that but he loves people he loves his people there is a reason that kim jong un is the only overweight person we have ever seen in north korea and that is because he is the only person with gray who gets to eat as much as he wants as often as he wants eat and drink as much as he wants whenever he wants whatever he wants and he starves his people starves them masses of north koreans are starving every day and every night and the president of the united states says the north korean hereditary dictator loves his people he loves his people so much donald trump said it twice donald trump has never praised another head of state more fully than he praised kim jong un president trump has now said stronger words of praise about kim jon then he has ever said about even benjamin netanyahu great personality funny guy great negotiator kim jong un didn't say any of those things about donald trump to get donald trump to say all of that the only thing can jong on had to do was sign a piece of paper that said he quote commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula kim didn't have to say what century that would take place in he didn't have to say what denuclearization means to him and so another line of that piece of paper that the president and the dictator has signed says that they quote commit to hold follow on negotiations led by the us secretary of state mike pompeo and a relevant high level dprk official at the earliest possible.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Self as we fight against trump you know and I do think that as we look towards the election obviously you know the economy has to come first and healthcare and all these issues but what he's doing and six of the Iran deal will not hold trump in his deal with North Korea to a similar standard they held Obama's I feel like for this brief moment they will walk away from the will be wonderful it's that the first threat here is a nuclear armed Iran and I think look I think with North Korea same thing the worst right here is Iran as North Korea having a whole bunch a nuclear weapons especially nuclear weapons that can strike the United States in for some reason we can You know neutralize that threat there's probably still going to be awfully human rights abuses in North Korean awful other things that they do that we should also continue to try to take care of and to stop but you know this focus is on nuclear weapons the I absolutely think he should brought it he should bring it up or should have brought it depending on what timeline your existing and right now it would be perfunctory at best even with a different president who actually seemed to care about human rights right right we should get the best deal weekend the makes the world as safe as possible and to your point that's not going to get that's not going to solve all the problems in North Korea for sure but but I think it is important in how the President United States addresses response to tweets about someone who runs the death camps in this country that we don't lose sight of that fact in turning this into some sort of bromance that's right right so I think like that has that should be it won't be but it should be in the part of the context for how we discuss and how trump discusses Kim Jong UN in the North Korean regime when you walk out and he's a great guy I respect alive way better than Justin that has consequences it sends a message to human rights abusers in other authoritarian regimes. All over the world right we have to have and not in any way saying the Obama Administration was perfect on this we absolutely were not but we we need to value the idea standing for human rights and if you're just going to give a real pat on the back In some twitter plaudits to a guy who runs death camps in stars his country that's a bad thing and I think trump should be criticized for that if and when he does that Kim Jong Hoon is not your bff all right let's talk about some healthcare news last week the trump administration's justice department said it would no longer defend the affordable care act in court specifically the part of the law that protects up to one hundred and thirty million Americans with pre existing conditions from being denied coverage by insurance companies the Justice Department took the position as part of a case in which Texas in nineteen other conservative if Attorney General Attorneys General challenging the affordable care act is unconstitutional We're GonNa talk about what an unusual and dramatic steps this is by the Justice Department with our guest Don really whose job it was to defend the ACA to the Supreme Court when he was Obama Solicitor General But I thought you and I should talk about sort of the political aspects of this story I first of all just another example of how believably awful just jeff sessions is as attorney general There was this decision that happened I think this came out on Thursday night today on Monday Jeff sessions by the way also decided that the United States will no longer grant asylum to victims of domestic violence or gang violence that those will no longer be categories by which we look to people coming here from other countries flee violent and say we will grant you asylum which is just beyond despicable to me we should just take a second to talk about that before we get back to the healthcare thing it is it runs so counter to who we as Americans at least thought we were prior to this moment that it is it is sickening and I think you it is a reminder and I don't WanNa get overly dark here but we get caught up in the tweets and the in the Muller Investigation and what do you think trump do today or whereas Melania all of this and what we are missing underneath even the policy travesties of this administration is just this fundamental shift in what it means to be an American what it means to be America that just the some very basic things that have been at the core of our national narrative to ourselves why we thought our country was exceptional in different and we like I said we do I say this all the time we we have very often failed to live up to that belief in ourselves but we are trump in sessions and Kirsten Nielsen and everyone else are eroding that on a daily basis because the president is is for better or worse sets the moral tone for the country and we have an eight moral human being in an office right now and so the ideas alga polarize the country around this idea it isn't it will now be for a significant portion of the Republican Party a sign of weakness to care about bunch of policies that they could have pursued that would have maybe done rush investigation well jeff sessions keeps his job because while Rod Rosenstein is dealing with the Russian investigation is in the spotlight jeff sessions can go off.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America
"People the discussions don't blow up in the room they may blow up later when the when you get to the actual details because i can't speak for kim jong un but i do know that donald trump on details guy says if you like he's getting into the nitty gritty of the inspections regime would be interested in exchange for sanctions relief which trump admitted trump said he thinks that he thinks he's well prepared because he doesn't have to prepare much it's all about attitude and this is what actually is called his good but let me say this by this which is in his evidence for why he didn't need to prepare was that hillary clinton prepare for the debates and he won the presidency great okay great this is this is what actually calls his his great man theory trump's great man theory which is trump thinking this is all about personalities is that what diplomacy is all about just two personalities in a room making a deal that is what a lot of the media would like to think it is about yeah which is why this place that trump has vantage is because the media covers spectacle and they do not and they cover individuals and personalities and they do not do a good enough job covering like systemic conditions that lead to certain decisions being made we cover it like shakespeare and not substance right so we have to there has to be a narrative arc there has to be a protagonist in an antagonists and a hero's journey and all the other things you learn in creative writing a one.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Okay so we're recording this before trump's post north korea summit press conference but let's talk about all the expectations and potential outcomes heading into this thing trump's people are basically saying that his main message to kim jong un is you know give up your nukes and we'll make sure that you and your people are rich and safe so my first question is no matter what happens here how does how does kim jong un trust trump to keep his word on any deal and second how to any of us trust whatever trump and kim say about what happened during the summit well john i think you're being deeply unfair to donald trump donald trump when this when this is over when the summit is over he is going to sit down with one of america's toughest journalists for a hard hitting half hour interview about the summit and the truth will come out from the question deeply incisive questions of one sean hannity little there we go so no we've everyone is a liar why would we believe anyone we have two guys who are known for their dishonesty who are going to communicate to us to their people through state tv that is what's going to happen so there's no real way to know and it's deeply dangerous that we sent in in ignoramus to have a one on one discussion with a murderous dictator about the future of nico security in the world it's crazy it is absolutely crazy it's it's just ridiculous i mean the meeting is supposed to be one on one they're not gonna have any staff present what i read and so.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Meeting and maintaining power in power is in in a is a good in and of itself it is not to be used for something we are not getting elected to office so that we can reduce regulations or cut taxes or democratic side help fight climate change or give healthcare to people or raise the minimum wage it is the power is all that matters and if that if the policy positions that you need to achieve that power are one way he'll do that the other way he'll if they're different he would change he does not only wants is power and that makes him very similar that that is what he hasn't in in common with putin kim jong un with she in china and there is just like their he and trudeau or mccrone or merckel or brock obama hillary clinton or anyone else they're like they don't speak the same language he doesn't even he cannot inside that little brain of his he can't fathom the idea that you do these jobs to do something he does these jobs to have this job and keep it as long as possible and that's because there is no i mean you see this in the fact that there is no coherent governing or policy ideology he doesn't even know what to the reason that everything is about only lives doing what brock obama does is because he has no other framework by which to make it acition and so when i can't i can't even imagine the conversations are like with other world leaders because they're not speaking even the even though they're using translators they're not speaking a language the other one under.
"kim jong un" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But for this moment we ought to enjoy the day this is a good moment for diplomacy compared to where we were six months ago i'll take it when the president or at least the secretary of state talk about offering a security guarantees to north korea what does that what does that mean in civilian language what are they talking about in terms of assurances that we could give their leader or their country in terms of their security yeah great question what kim jong un will look for is first statements those are not particularly reassuring to him but he'll want at least in writing that we are not going to seek to change the regime more importantly he will look for a reduction in military exercises between the united states and south korea he'll look for a reduction in japanese military activity around the peninsula he'll look for a reduction in our reconnaissance flights he'll look for a reduction in our strategic bombers which can operate from great ranges over the peninsula and ultimately what he's after is a significant reduction in the twentyeight thousand us troops that are on that peninsula he's got a shopping list he'll work down that list our job is to not give into that until we see absolute verifiable irreversible reduction and ultimately dispatch of those nuclear weapons on the peninsula the president repeatedly and even from before he was a public figure in political life has criticized the longterm presence of us troops overseas in places like south korea where we've got tens of thousands of american troops stationed as you know obviously if the north koreans are going to use the summit to push for reductions in those things you were just describing in military exercises in reconnaissance flights and the presence of those nuclear capable b fifty two's.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Those early critical minutes and the photo opportunity we see i think will set the stage for what is to come certainly even beyond singapore yeah jeff continued check in with you the pictures obviously you're seeing right now outside kim jong un's hotel which is the saint regis hotel not too far from where president trump is staying as well the kim motor is will be leaving i we are told it's obviously all lined up this security here is extraordinarily tight it has been for the last several days of but particularly today actually we are just now been told the president trump has actually left his hotel it was initially we've been told that kim would leave his hotel i but president trump were told has left his hotel alexandra field is at the saint regis where kim jong un and his entourage could be departing any minute as well how long is it gonna take alexsandr do we know for kim jong un's entourage to to get to sentosa island to the to the the location well the meeting starts at nine so they're going to have to leave here shortly it's only about ten kilometers away that's just a few miles really we estimate between fifteen minutes and half an hour though certainly he will be with a large motorcade you assume they'll be able to move through these streets quickly evidence of that the fact that this street that we're standing on is shutdown really the spotlight on kim jong un right now as he officially gets ready to step onto the world sage achieving something his father couldn't achieve achieving something his grandfather could not achieve this sit down with the acting president of the united states there is of course a lot of security out here anderson singaporean police officers are keeping the crowds back right now not enormous crowds mostly press frankly but a lot of people stopping hoping to get a glimpse of kim jong un making his way through the city streets of saint pours something that seemed inconceivable just months ago and unlikely weeks ago look at this anderson you can start to see the motorcade moving forward now there will be dozens of vehicles at the lead.
"kim jong un" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Well i think the best outcome is if we can get north korea to commit to language to give up its nuclear weapons so far kim jong un has only committed to denuclearizing the korean peninsula which is a different thing from actually dismantling his own nuclear weapons so i think the best case outcome from this scenario is from the summit is if president trump can get kim jong un to commit to to give up his own nuclear weapons program commit to a specific time line and agreed to allow inspectors to engage in intrusive inspections to make sure that they're actually following through on their commitments the president also took some media bait if you wanna call it that on a recent query take a listen you do invite him to the white house to the united states would it be here at the white house where it maralago maybe we'll start with a what has what would kim jong un be psyched if this led to a white house visit absolutely i think kim jong un's desire is to have legitimacy in the eyes of the in the eyes of the world he wants to ensure that he's in power for many decades to come and securing a visit to the united states would absolutely be a step in securing this legitimacy that he craves and rick let me read a little bit from the new york times which talks about ending north korea's nuclear program is the most challenging case of nuclear disarmament in history and the reasons they give is that there's already one hundred and fortyone sites that are devoted to some type of what they call wmd style material twenty to sixty nuclear weapons potentially of course this is all guestimations we should mention and there's also it's unclear if mountain tunnels hide some nuclear plants and mobile missiles as a nonnuclear expert it sounds scary and hard to me but what do you make of it so if you look at the iran deal that we made it had the most complex international.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly
"Right and north korea out of this process already has gotten both parts of those conceptions of status right if gotten deeper engagement with the rest of the world in the united states they also can blame the failure of the summit on the united states and say look we tried but you know trump guy pulled out of the talks and who knows what that could lead to in terms of improved investment opportunities from china or russia or elsewhere and more fundamentally through this letter and all the things we've been talking about in this episode they got that second kind of status they got brought out of the cold of the per the complete pariah state that they were in prior to this and now have much more of the relational status that they didn't have beforehand just by virtue of these talks being scheduled so i agree mostly i'm gonna push back a little bit so i mean the entire kind of raise on d'etre of the kim regime and meeting not just kim jong un but his father and his his grandfather kim jong il and kim ilsung has been we har like the her hermit king and mac spec to earlier before he was even north korea right we are this we have enemies on all sides want to attack us right at i kim i the dear leader the great leader his excellency i am your protector right under my benifit leadership i will keep you my career ins safe from these evil americans these japanese imperialists like all of these people so it's not just like he could easily be like yeah i want to come out of the cold and be on the international stop building nukes it's not that hard right it's it's a little nuance in that it's more respect me because i have power i demand respect i deserve respect not i wanna be in the cool club with you guys right it's a little bit more i look i have forced them to recognize what a strong power and they won't fuck with us anymore right and so i am i am now recognized as a powerful serious leader who has to be dealt with with respect i think.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly
"News and then he said this this will only end like the libyan model ended if kim jong un doesn't make a deal so that's that that's not really a subtle threat there he sort of implicitly but no way that very clear north koreans not just saying hey give up your nuclear weapons in this way but basically saying or kim jong un you may get dragged through the streets torturing killed right pence's framing took what was an implicit threat that if things don't go well the united states might resort to something you know a little more drastic than go sheeting and he made it explicit that was basically him saying denuclearize or else and from north korea's point of view that is no way to enter negotiation they're not going to do this and fact the entire point from their point of view is not doing it as from position of innis of being like please america we'll do whatever you want don't hit us it's a way of coming in saying we are equals we are negotiating as nuclear powers together you make one concession we make another concession and generally speaking north korea gets a a lot of recognition without a sense of status that they didn't have before as a member of the international community but if they're doing it you know threat of invasion the entire framework of the conversation shifts and the koreans reacted really negatively depends comments they called it stupid and threatened what was what was the exact phrase a nuclear was they were talking about how he was a political dummy and how the comments are ignorant and stupid and they basically you can either with us negotiate table we can go back to nuclear nuclear showdown that's right so they went really quickly from zero to sixty from like pence more onto hey nuclear war right i mean i don't want to put this all the trump administration now it's not like north korea had been totally passive and and totally going along with every.
"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"We have breaking news on pod save the world we are releasing this episode a couple of days early because today the new york times reported that kim jongun told a south korean delegation that he is willing to begin negotiations with the united states about abandoning its nuclear program we should approach this announcement with some scepticism with some caution but it could be a pretty big deal so i got an asia expert named danny russell on the phone to talk to what it all means and to really level set on how hopeful we should be and how the united states should proceed from here please excuse the phone quality audio we did this quickly but i think you will appreciate dany take on announcement is experienced negotiated these things in the past and what he made of president trump's press conference today so without further ado here's the interview danny russell i am very excited to welcome back to the pod danny russell the diplomat and residence at the asia society in new york also assistant secretary of state for asia during the obama administration he was a aged director on the nse when i was there and is a long time diplomat and a hell of a smart guy danny thank you for doing the show replicated my pleasure so we're talking on the phone today we didn't go with the excellent sounding studio quality audio because there's breaking news today the new york times reported that kim jong un told south korean diplomats that he is willing to begin negotiations the united states about abandoning its nuclear weapons and that they would suspend all of their nuclear and missile tests while engaged in those talks so this is a potential breakthrough came at the end of a twoday meeting in pyongyang between north and south korean officials and believe it or not uh these were the first south korean officials to meet with kim since he took power six years ago so this will be a major departure from kim's previous position that their nuclear weapons are not negotiable dini i didn't see this common what do you make of this announcement today well on comey i think their goal thought in the north korea an analyst community in a one is that kim joon basically lucy with a nuclear football ran.