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North Korea using Trump negotiating tactics threatens to cancel summit

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North Korea appears to be using Trump negotiating tactics threatening to cancel the scheduled summit between President Trump and Kim Jong midget. Trump has said that he is willing to walk away from the negotiation and apparently Kim learned a little from the Art of the deal book. Being willing to walk away one of the most important aspects of negotiation.

Fox News described the move as Art of the Deal North Korean style.

Kim Kye Gwan Notrh Korea First Vice Foreign Minister says “We are no longer interested in a negotiation that will be all about driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand for us to give up our nukes and this would force us to reconsider whether we would accept the North Korea-U.S. summit meeting.”

The announcement seemed to backtrack from previous bold moves to show the North Koreans were serious about the negotiations including an announcement they would be publicly destroying their nuclear test site.

Analysts said it’s unlikely that North Korea intends to scuttle all diplomacy. More likely, they said, is that it wants to gain leverage ahead of the talks between Kim and Trump, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration is “still hopeful” that a planned summit with North Korea will take place.

Sanders said Wednesday that threats from the North to scrap the meeting were “something that we fully expected.”

The negotiations will go on. North Korea may or may not realize it but they are backed into a corner. Their country is starving and crumbling from within. The sanctions are forcing them to the negotiation table and if they walk away from the negotiation they will find their negotiating tactics will not work with Trump. He has shown that he is not the pacifistic weaklings the United States have had for negotiators in the past.

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