White House not entertaining Jimmy Carter’s offer to talk with North Korea

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions from the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday threw cold water on former President Jimmy Carter’s offer to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on behalf of the U.S.

“That’s not part of our current plan or thinking for how to deal with North Korea,” Sanders told reporters.

“If that changes, we’ll certainly let you know,” she added.

Word of Carter’s offer came earlier this month via retired University of Georgia Professor Park Han-shik, according to the newspaper Korea JoongAn Daily.

Carter has been critical of the recent escalating rhetoric between U.S. and North Korea, saying in a recent statement that both sides should tone it down and engage in peace talks.

Read more: Jimmy Carter presses U.S., North Korea to tone down escalating rhetoric


Reader Comments 1


"Carter negotiated a sweetheart deal that gave Pyongyang two nuclear reactors and $5 billion in aid in return for its promise to quit seeking nukes" IN 1994.

How'd that work out?


Jimmuh will be so disappointed. He planned to give the North Koreans a nice canal or any other little thing their hearts desire as long as they double dog cross their hearts and promise to play nice.


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