Rep. Hurd: Trump Agreeing to Meet Kim Jong Un Is a Good Move, But 'This Doesn't Change Anything'
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U.S. and South Korean officials announced Thursday night that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un extended an invitation to meet with President Trump, which has been accepted.
The historic meeting will take place by May, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will also have a meeting with Kim, who claimed to be "committed to denuclearization," according to South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong.
"He (Kim) pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear missile tests," Chung said, adding that Trump's "leadership" and "maximum pressure" brought us to this juncture.
On "The Story," Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said President Trump and the administration should be commended for an apparent diplomatic breakthrough, but this should not change the United States' policy toward North Korea.Article continues below
"This doesn't change anything. This doesn't change any kind of military preparations. This doesn't change that we need to continue to move a part of our fleet into that region," Hurd said. "And we'll see after these talks happen whether there is actually real results."
Lt. Col. Michael Waltz (Ret.) agreed with Hurd, noting that the meeting between Trump and Kim is a great first step, but there must be other working-level meetings and United Nations inspectors must be allowed into North Korea.
"We've seen time and time again -- we saw this under the Bush administration -- that once you get down in the details of what they can inspect, where they inspect, how quickly, what type of notice they can give and really verify true denuclearization, is where the proof is in the pudding."
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