United States Senator Deb Fischer hopes the summit with North Korea takes place, but only with pre-conditions.
On again, off again; it appears a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un might just take place.
Fischer says she hopes the two meet, but only under conditions set down by the United States.
“We need to have those conditions met, because we’re dealing with a ruthless dictator here. He’s taken advantage of previous administrations and he’d better not take advantage of this one,” Fischer tells Jack Mitchell, host of LNK Today on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Top United States and North Korean officials held a full day of meetings in New York Thursday. Talks centered on whether a summit can be held between the two leaders. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the former military intelligence chief for North Korea, Kim Yong Chol, had dinner Wednesday night.
Fischer says it’s not hard to determine North Korea’s motivation: it wants sanctions lifted.
“That’s hit them hard,” according to Fischer. “That’s brought them to the place they are now we’re they’re willing to at least act like they want to talk. Again, this regime cannot be trusted. They’ve shown that in the past.”
As for the motivation of the United States, Fischer says the U.S. wants North Korea to end its nuclear arms program.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]