Washington: Taking a sharp departure from the current U.S. policy towards North Korea, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he’d be willing to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regarding the Asian country’s nuclear program.
CNN reports that Trump, in an interview to Reuters, said that he would talk to Kim to try to stop North Korea’s nuclear program.
“I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him. At the same time I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China,” Trump said.
His comments represent a sharp turn from the way the U.S. currently approaches Pyongyang as the U.S. has no formal diplomatic relations with the country and engages through the Swedish embassy when necessary.
Though there have been talks between North Korea and five other major world and Asian powers about the nuclear program for years, they have never risen to the presidential level and have not resulted in much success.