Today, US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in agreed to open “working-level” discussions regarding the acquisition of nuclear submarines. Trump called on North Korea “to come to the table.”

Trump and Moon

Trump and Moon Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Tuesday), according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Office, the country’s leader has begun talking with the US regarding the purchase of nuclear submarines.

According to the statement, which was released during US President Donald Trump’s visit to the country, the two leaders agreed to open “working-level” discussions. In addition, they discussed South Korea’s acquisition of new reconnaissance technology that would improve its ability to cope with the North Korean threats.

Trump called on all countries, specifically China and Russia, to stand against North Korea and protect the world. “It is unacceptable that nations would help to arm and finance this increasingly dangerous regime,” stated Trump in a joint press conference with Moon. “We cannot allow North Korea to threaten all that we have built.”

“I really believe that it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal,” Trump added, before claiming that he sees a “certain movement.” The US president praised his South Korean counterpart and admitted that an arms deal is underway. “I think we’re showing great strength,” Trump said. “We sent three of the largest aircraft carriers in the world (to the Korean Peninsula) and a nuclear submarine is also positioned.”

“The President and I are working together to end the North Korean threat,” Moon stated. “We call on North Korea to end its nuclear program and come to the negotiating table…I hope that President Trump’s visit will bring change to the Korean Peninsula.”