North Korea said they are willing to negotiate with the United States about abandoning their nuclear program, officials from South Korea said Tuesday. According to a New York Times report, Kim Jong-un told South Korean envoys during a two-day visit to Pyongyan that “The North expressed its willingness to hold a heartfelt dialogue with the United States on the issues of denuclearization and normalizing relations with the United States.”
On “The News and Why it Matters” today, Glenn and friends reacted to Kim Jong-un's statement and President Donald Trump's cautiously optimistic response.
Possible progress being made in talks with North Korea. For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned. The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
"The North Koreans are doing something they've never done before," Jason Buttrill said, then quickly added, "Aw, crud! Actually, we've seen that three or four times before."