CIA director Gina Haspel praises Trump’s ‘wisdom’ on N Korea

20-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:38 AM Print This Post

CIA director Gina Haspel said Thursday that President Trump had “shown a lot of wisdom” in his outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, though she sidestepped reports that emerged late Wednesday suggesting Kim observed the testing of a new weapon and wanted a more “mature” interlocutor than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“I am very proud that we’ve been able to support this administration’s effort to engage the North Koreans in a dialogue and that’s not to downplay the difficulty of that or the obstacles or challenges associated with it,” Haspel said, speaking before a small audience of students, faculty and press at a scheduled event at Auburn University.

“But after years of failure I do think that President Trump has shown a lot of wisdom in reaching out his hand to the North Korean leader and to suggest to them that there might be a different future for the North Korean people.”

 (CBS News)

(CBS News)


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