In spite of childish rhetorical exchanges between United States(US) President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un about the placement, size and operation status of nuclear launch buttons, North Korean has reopened a hotline to communications with South Korea after shuttering the line for two years, thus holding hope to a thawing of relations on the Korean peninsula.
The South Korean government has confirmed reports that the Pyongyang regime called earlier, this morning, holding out hopes to better relations between the Korean brothers, amid threats of nuclear launches from the North and social media(Twitter) taunts by Donald Trump to having a bigger functioning nuclear launch button than Jong-un.
North Korea and South Korea will apparently use the re-opened hotline between the two to establish a dialogue over the likelihood of Pyongyang sending a team to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in reportedly described the opening of the hotline as "very significant" and that it "...creates an environment where communication will be possible at all times."
Maybe, just maybe, both Koreas could now utilize the hotline to diffuse a highly tense atmosphere on the peninsula brought to wrought by North Korea's nuclear ambitions, testing and threats and Donald Trump's stark social media provocations.