South Korea Formally Proposes Talks With The North

The new leader of South Korea wants to have “talks” with the insane leader of North Korea.

Somehow, the new leader, President Moon Jae-in, believes he can convince Kim Jong-Un to decrease nuclear weapons and missile programs. Yes, the very same Kim Jong-Un who has been firing off missiles on a regular basis to show a force of power.

Reuters reports that South Korea wants to have talks as soon as possible:

The offer comes after the North claimed to have conducted the first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier this month, and said it had mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on the missile. South Korea and the United States, its main ally, dispute the claim.

“Talks and cooperation between the two Koreas to ease tension and bring about peace on the Korean peninsula will be instrumental for pushing forth a mutual, virtuous cycle for inter-Korea relations and North Korea’s nuclear problem,” the South’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told a news briefing.

The South Korean defense ministry proposed talks with the North on July 21 at Tongilgak to stop all activities that fuel tension at the military demarcation line.

Apparently, North Korea’s sugar daddy, China, approves of the attempt by South Korea, hoping it will ease tensions:

“We hope that North and South Korea can work hard to go in a positive direction and create conditions to break the deadlock and resume dialogue and consultation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing.

The proposals come after Moon said at the G20 summit in Hamburg earlier this month that he was in favor of dialogue with the North despite the “nuclear provocation” of its latest missile test.

It’s hard to imagine having any type of adult discussion with the child-like leader of North Korea but if anyone can do it, maybe the South Koreans can. China doesn’t appear able to control their bastard child, although China hasn’t exactly punished Kim for his bad behavior either.

It will be interesting to see if anything can be done with North Korea, despite their continual show of “military might.”