South Korean President Moon Jae-in has suggestied that Donald Trump should receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
a cabinet meeting on Monday, Moon told his ministers that he was
“confident that a new era of peace will unfold on the Korean peninsula”,
He praised his American counterpart’s role in the recent thawing of
relations with Pyongyang.
Responding to a letter from one of
South Korea’s past first ladies calling for Moon to receive the Nobel
Peace Prize, Moon said: “It’s President Trump who should receive the
Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace.” He has previously said the US
President deserved “big credit” for the recent thawing in relations with
North Korea, The Independent reports.
The suggestion might seem
bold, but the success of Friday’s inter-Korean summit means Moon has
“the political capital to make these kinds of statements about Trump,
however eyebrow-raising they may be to his domestic constituents”, says
NPR. Since Moon’s landmark talks with Kim Jong Un on Friday, Pyongyang
has said it is to close a nuclear testing facility and bring the North
Korean timezone into line with the South, while Seoul has agreed to
cease loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts at the border.
is set to meet Kim within weeks for the first-ever talks between sitting
US president and a North Korean leader. The image of Trump being
crowned as a peacemaker on the level of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson
Mandela was met with incredulity by some on social media.
Donald Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize - South Korean President, Moon Jae-in
Monday 30 April 2018