'People aren't confident that Donald Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea'

'People aren't confident that Donald Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea', says research fellow

Donald Trump called a meeting about North Korea (Stock image)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

There aren't many people who are confident that Donald Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea, according to a renowned researcher on the country.

He made the comments after the US President invited the entire Senate to the White House on Wednesday (April 26) to be briefed about the confrontation with North Korea.

Aidan Foster-Carter, senior research fellow on Modern Korea at Leeds University, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he believes there are no military options on the table after the meeting, which he says is a relief.

He added that whilst North Korea is a troublemaker, it also has a certain predictability. Foster-Carter thinks the US could use economic benefits to negotiate with the country on nuclear weapons.

However he warned that this could be rewarding bad behaviour and encourage other leaders to use nuclear weapons in the same way.

Listen to the full interview above

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