Trump Hints At Likely Release Of 3 Americans Held In North Korea

Chinese foreign minister praises North Korea during rare Pyongyang trip

Chinese foreign minister praises North Korea during rare Pyongyang trip

And speaking to Fox News on Sunday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said releasing the hostages would be "an opportunity" for the North to "demonstrate their authenticity".

But Chung-in's article drew a swift rebuke from South Korea's presidential Blue House, which said that United States forces would stay, regardless of whether a peace treaty is signed. "Congress must remain well-informed throughout any talks with the Kim regime, particularly if an agreement requires the removal of sanctions as an inducement to North Korea taking steps toward denuclearization", they wrote.

The New York Times earlier reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed the Department of Defense to review a possible reduction of U.S. Forces Korea.

Trump has said the U.S.is working hard to win the Americans' freedom. Officials said, however, that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 U.S. soldiers stationed on the peninsula.

For Trump, withdrawing troops would have multiple benefits, said Victor Cha, a Korea scholar at Georgetown University who was, for a time, under consideration to be ambassador to Seoul.

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An official peace treaty formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War, for example, might reduce the need for such a significant number of American troops to deter an attack from the North.

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation, said, "I think having US military on the peninsula is the most tangible signal of USA resolve and commitment to our allies as possible". The comment came after a prominent adviser to President Moon Jae-in wrote that it would be "difficult to justify" the presence of USA forces were the conflict with Kim to end.

However, is it the right time for the U.S.to consider reducing its troop presence in South Korea?

Joining Warren and Markey in signing the letter, were: U.S. Sens.

US Vice President Mike Pence is postponing his plans to travel to Brazil this month in order to ensure foreign policy resources are focused on Trump's talks with Kim, Pence's spokeswoman said. "South Korea alliance", Cha said, "it would represent a major retrenchment". -South Korean military exercises, Moon said last week that he'd dropped his demands for a US exit in exchange for denuclearization.

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