World

WHOA! Look Who Wants to Lead North Korea Peace Talks!

By

It’s entirely uncertain that bilateral peace talks between the US and North Korea would be of any benefit.

Well, it might be of benefit to Pyongyang, since such talks could be dragged out and give the hermit kingdom the time it needs to further develop nuclear weapons.

Even so, President Trump might find himself compelled to facilitate negotiations of some sort in order to legitimize future military action, if needed.

And should those talks materialize, none other than former NBA star Dennis Rodman is asking Trump to let him take the lead.

The Guardian reports:

Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat , has urged Donald Trump to sign him up as a peace envoy to North Korea after his latest foray into Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom was scuppered by a travel ban preventing US citizens from visiting.

During an interview in Beijing, from where Rodman had hoped to fly to Pyongyang for his sixth trip there, the former NBA star said US officials had discouraged him from doing so amid continuing tensions between the countries. “Basically they said it’s not a good time right now,” he said.

Rodman, who first visited North Korea in 2013 and calls Kim his friend, claimed that now was the perfect time – and he was the perfect man – to press for peace.

“If I can go back over there … you’ll see me talking to him, and sitting down and having dinner, a glass of wine, laughing and doing my thing. I guess things will settle down a bit and everybody can rest at ease.”

Recommended for you

Comments are closed.