Kamala Harris: ‘I Won’t Be Exchanging Love Letters With Kim Jong-Un’

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 23, 2019 | 11:39am EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) sent out a Tweet on Thursday evening saying that if she is elected president she will not engage in amorous correspondence with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

“I can tell you this: As president, I won’t be exchanging love letters with Kim Jong-un.”

Harris’s Tweet echoed a statement she made in a Q&A with Council on Foreign Relations that the CFR published on Wednesday.

The CFR asked Harris: “Would you sign an agreement with North Korea that entailed partial sanctions relief in exchange for some dismantling of its nuclear weapons program but not full denuclearization?”

Harris responded:

“Let me start by saying this: I guarantee you I won’t be exchanging love letters with Kim Jong-un. President Trump has handed Kim one PR victory after the next, all without securing any real concessions, so the next president will have serious work to do.

“Ultimately, we can’t accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state. But it’s clear that simply demanding complete denuclearization is a recipe for failure; we must work closely with our allies to contain and reverse the short-term threats posed by Pyongyang as we work toward that long-term goal.

“In any negotiations with North Korea, we must proceed with great skepticism given our past experiences. I would consider targeted sanctions relief to improve the lives of the North Korean people if the regime were to take serious, verifiable steps to roll back its nuclear program. “And that relief would have to be immediately reversible were they to renege on their commitments.”

 

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