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Trump slammed over suggested North Korea talks

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Trump slammed over suggested North Korea talks

<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has caused a stir once again. This time he has declared he is willing to to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.</p> <p>The proposed meeting would mark a significant change of US policy towards the politically isolated regime.</p> <p>North Korea first tested nuclear weapons in 2006, in breach of international agreements, and has made repeated threats of nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US.</p> <p>Currently, any contact between with the US happens between officials, not at a presidential level.</p> <p>“I would speak to him, I would have no problems speaking to him, at the same time I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China.<br /> China can solve that problem with one meeting or one phone call,” said Trump.</p> <p>An advisor to Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, criticised Trump saying his approach to foreign policy makes “no sense”. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Being president isn't like being on a reality show.<br /> <br /> We can't afford a candidate who treats it like one. <a href="https://t.co/48MePwjHh9">https://t.co/48MePwjHh9</a></p>— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/732392120686903296">May 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Trump’s comments about North Korea emerged in an interview with <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-exclusive-idUSKCN0Y82JO">Reuters news agency</a> in which he also expressed disapproval of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military actions in eastern Ukraine.</p> <p>Putin is a figure who Trump has previously said he respects.</p> <p>Billionaire Donald Trump will be formally made the Republican party presidential candidate at a convention in July.</p> <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jCjBd3GqcOdqwwEVkkdY7fHCs3IOLD505QAu7M4-VsQ/viewform?embedded=true" width="606" height="600" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading…</iframe>