SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said US President Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the president said. Monday a South Korean official.
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize, what we need is just peace,” Moon told a meeting of senior secretaries, according to a presidential official of Casa Azul who informed the media.
Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Friday at a summit to end hostilities between their countries and work towards the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula.
Trump is preparing for his own summit with Kim, who said it would take place in the next three or four weeks.
The Trump administration has led a global effort to impose increasingly stringent sanctions on North Korea and the president of the United States.He has exchanged bellicose threats with Kim last year about the development of nuclear missiles from North Korea capable of reaching the United States.
In January, Moon said that Trump “deserves a lot of credit for carrying out the inter-Korean talks, it could be a result of sanctions and pressure directed by the United States.”
Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize a few months after his presidency, an award that many considered premature, given that he had little to show for his peace efforts beyond rhetoric.
Even Obama said he was surprised and by the time he picked up the prize in Oslo at the end of that year, he ordered the number of US soldiers to triple.In Afghanistan.
In addition to Obama, three US presidents.They won the Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.
Luna’s Nobel Prize commentary was in response to a congratulatory message from Lee Hee-ho, the widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, in which he said Moon deserved to win the award, said the Blue House official .
Moon responded by saying that Trump should get it.
Trump suggested on Monday that his planned meeting with Kim will take place at the House of Peace on the border between North Korea and South Korea.
The next Trump-Kim meeting was the main topic of a walk and private talk that Kim and Moon had during their meeting at the border, the official said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Trump would maintain a “pressure campaign” of harsh sanctions against North Korea until Kim eliminates its nuclear weapons program.