The London Stock Exchange uses cookies to improve its website. The cookies for analytical purposes have already been set. For more details and how to manage cookies, please see our privacy and cookies policy.

Alliance News Detail


Trump Defends North Korea's Kim Jong Un Over Human Rights Record

[ 14 Jun 2018 16:29 ]

SEOUL (Alliance News) - While North Korea has been described as one of the world's most repressive countries, US President Donald Trump has sought to defend the nation and its leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump argued in an interview with Fox News aired Wednesday a lot of other people and countries have done "some really bad things."

Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted Trump was asked repeatedly about human rights during his post-meeting press conference and pointed out that Kim has "done some really bad things."

"Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things," Trump said. "I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done."

Trump's comments are reminiscent of remarks he made to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly about Russian President Vladimir Putin an interview last year.

When O'Reilly pointed out that Putin is a "killer," Trump replied, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?"

During his interview aboard Air Force One on Tuesday, Trump also praised Kim's toughness for being able to take over control of North Korea from his father when he was 27 years old.

"He's a tough guy," Trump said of Kim. "When you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father, I don't care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have."

"If you can do that at 27 years old, I mean, that's one in 10,000 that could do that," he added. "So he's a very smart guy, he's a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other."

Kim has been accused of executing members of his own family, and reports suggest North Korea is holding as many as 100,000 people in gulags and other detention sites.

Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX


Trump Defends North Korea's Kim Jong Un Over Human Rights Record - Alliance News

The Exchange accepts no responsibility for the content of the website you are now accessing or for any reliance placed by you or any person on the information contained on it.

By allowing this link the Exchange does not intend in any country, directly or indirectly, to solicit business or offer any securities to any person.

You will be redirected in five seconds.

You are accessing the London Stock Exchange Annual Report Service powered by PrecisionIR.

The Exchange accepts no responsibility for the content of the reports you are now accessing or for any reliance placed by you or any person on the information contained therein.

By allowing this link the Exchange does not intend in any country, directly or indirectly, to solicit business or offer any securities to any person.

You will be redirected in five seconds