Report: North Korea To Release 3 US Prisoners

Conciliatory move comes ahead of Trump-Kim summit.

In what many are calling a win for US President Donald Trump’s tough approach to North Korea, the communist state says they will release three US citizens held prisoner in the country.

As first reported by the Financial times, a South Korean activist said the detainees would be released, something backed up by former New York City Mayor and current member of Trump’s legal team Rudy Giuliani.

The detained Americans are Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton had called for the release of the three detainees ahead of Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un.

Trump hinted at the release in a tweet:

“As everybody is aware, the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay tuned!”

Toughness gets results

While many elites like to think that problems are solved by everyone holding hands and singing kumbaya, the truth is that toughness is often necessary. Trump showed a greater willingness to use American military power when it comes to North Korea, and his approach has strongly contrasted with that of previous US presidents.

Now, the Korean Peninsula is closer than ever to peace (though nothing can be taken for granted when dealing with a communist regime), and the North is making conciliatory moves like a prisoner release and ending nuclear weapon tests.

This is an important lesson for all those ‘leaders’ like Trudeau who fail to realize that without the threat of action behind them, words are empty and fail to get results.

Spencer Fernando

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I am looking at this peace process with grain of salt; because I do not know what will happen when the two Koreans go ahead with proposals for peace and unify the two Countries together. for economy and peaceful relation; regarding the two Countries to have diplomatic talks . Now the two Countries do unite will South Korea be able to keep its democrat democracy and be safe guarded from communist pressure or will fall to Kim Jong-un yoke. My opinion is I hope the two Counties can corporate in forming a lasting peaceful relationship for both the two Countries… Read more »

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We need more Korean refugees to come and open motels and sushi joints for our Middle Eastern refugees. Send the Ukrainian refugees to the prairies – to displace the Mexican temporary workers. Whooeee! Isn’t globalism grand?

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Also….the over-riding reality is that South Korea can’t afford a cozy unification because North Korea’s economy is a total basket case and S.Korea can’t afford to help equalize the two economies. It’s the poor cousin scenario….like when West and East Germany united, except much worse. The burden of helping the N. Korean economy will have to be shared by many countries.