He also blamed previous administrations for remaining silent in the face of North Korea's sharp rhetoric. Trump said the negotiations he has initiated should help improve conditions in the isolated country, which successive USA administrations have targeted for gross human rights violations.
The U.S. president said he raised the issue of human rights with Kim, and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to 'do the right thing.' He said the negotiations he has initiated should help improve conditions in the isolated country.
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The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after a 15-month imprisonment in North Korea, said Tuesday they are hopeful "something positive" can come from President Trump's historic summit with dictator Kim Jong Un.
In an interview that will air on "Hannity" Tuesday at 9:00pm ET, Trump was asked about some of the controversial remarks he had previously made, including calling Kim "Little Rocket Man" and saying that North Korea's continued threats against the USA would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".
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We can't rest on our laurels. "They are trying to turn around the image of the game in their country, and we're all for that". We're at No.1 in the world, so that gives us a huge amount of confidence.
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This kind of a face-to-face meeting with a United States president is something that North Koreans have wanted for decades and Kim Jong-un can say he succeeded.
"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain".
His family has said North Korea "destroyed" him and sued North Korea alleging the "rogue regime took Otto hostage for its own wrongful ends and brutally tortured and murdered him". We're not special, but we're Americans and we know what freedom's like, and we have to stand up for this. He was brought back to the U.S.in June 2017 only to die a few days later.
The parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are suing North Korea alleging that the country violated worldwide law by killing their son. "That's not what you have to do", Trump said.
'So we can't be quiet can we?' Cindy said.
An immigration officer escorting Kim Jong-Nam, son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, getting off a bus to board an All Nippon Airways flight at Narita airport near Tokyo, on May 4, 2001. 'People say why are you doing this?