WATCH: GOP Rep. warns against overselling developments in North and South Korea
Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) on Friday cautioned against overselling the seemingly successful meeting between North and South Korean leaders on Friday, during which the two nations pledged to denuclearize.
“I’m very cautious here,” Hill told The Hill, adding that denuclearization “is the goal, and what a remarkable achievement it would be, but let’s make sure that we can get there. Let’s not over oversell it.”
“It’s a hopeful situation, I was so pleased with what I heard yesterday,” Hill added.
Other lawmakers, including House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.), also noted that denuclearization would be an “incredible foreign-policy success if indeed it comes together.”
Asked if President Trump should receive the Nobel Peace Prize if denuclearization happens, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) said “to be able to get it done — that’s going to be amazing.”
The pledge on Friday between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to formally end the Korean War and to achieve full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula has led many to suggest President Trump should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
While the leaders did not include details as to how they plan to denuclearize, the summit between the two nations has been touted by many as a success.
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