US Republicans urge Trump to show resolve, caution - Reuters

As reported by Reuters, US leading Republicans are stressing the need for caution and steeled resolve in future talks.

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"They widely praised Trump for taking the bold step of sitting down to talk with Kim, but voiced concern about the vagueness of the agreement that resulted and the president’s lavish praise for the North Korean leader.

“It’s important that we don’t lose sight of the fact that Kim Jong Un is a butcher and he’s a butcher of his own people,” Republican Senator John Kennedy told reporters. “Trying to reason with someone like that is like trying to hand-feed a shark. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do it, but you’ve got to do it very, very carefully,” he said.

“It is just hard to determine what of concrete nature has occurred,” Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Reuters. “We must always be clear that we are dealing with a brutal regime with a long history of deceit. Only time will tell if North Korea is serious this time, and in the meantime we must continue to apply maximum economic pressure,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said in a statement."

 

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