The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the North Korean leader has already achieved some success just by bringing the American president to the table.
Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey says: “To the extent that Kim Jong Un has already gone from international pariah to being normalized internationally, you have to say that he’s had some success here.”
Menendez also stresses that getting a nuclear deal with North Korea will not be the hard point, noting that several previous presidents were able to strike deals only to see them fall apart. The test will be whether a deal has “verifiable elements of a denuclearization,” to prove whether the North has dismantled its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Menendez spoke Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” as President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday’s talks with Kim.
Source: Associated Press