NORTH KOREA has “outsmarted” Donald Trump and left America “dangling” following Kim Jong-un’s decision to have diplomatic talks with South Korea, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof has said.
North Korea and America have been involved in a war of words in recent months, with Kim Jong-un threatening to attack the US with his nuclear programme.
Pyongyang entered talks with South Korea for the first time since 2015, in a move that Mr Maloof said “outsmarts” Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump has said he is willing to sit down and hold talks with the hermit nation at the “appropriate time” and under the right “circumstances”.
South Korea met with Kim Jong-un’s regime in the first official talks in two years. The two states agreed athletes from the North will take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month.
Appearing on RT UK, Mr Maloof said: “What’s happened here is he’s outsmarted the US.
“And the US is left dangling and he retains his nuclear weapons and at the same time he makes nice with the South, which is fine, and brings a little more calm to the situation.”