The Mansudae Grand Monument in Pyongyang depicting Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, with visitors paying homage. (Wikimedia Commons)The Mansudae Grand Monument in Pyongyang depicting Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, with visitors paying homage. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Mar 09, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

President Donald Trump Agrees To Meet North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, Will Christian Persecution Be On The Table?

After making casual hints at nuclear war not long ago, President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un agreed to an upcoming meeting, the White House announced yesterday.

The talks are expected to take place by May and would be the first instance of such a meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader according to South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong. Chung delivered the invitation to Trump after his delegation's visit to Pyongyang earlier this week and added that Kim had offered to put Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program up for negotiation.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed the agreement, saying that Trump "greatly appreciates the nice words" of the delegation and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined," she added. "We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain."

Several news outlets are reeling from the momentous announcement, wondering will come of the discussion. With North Korea holding its title of the worst country for Christian persecution, we at HelloChristian encourage prayer that North Korea's appalling human rights violations will be part of the talk.



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