Trump’s pressure on North Korea will end 65-year war: Gen. Jack Keane

Retired Army Gen. Jack Keane tells FOX Business that the Trump administration’s economic sanctions imposed on North Korea contributed to ending the 65-year hostility with its neighbor in the South.

“[Trump] forced them to absolutely comply. Not to partially comply and not to ignore it which has happened with other sanctions,” Keane said during an interview on FOX Business’ “Risk & Reward.”

The retired four-star general said the U.S. government was able to shut off about 80% of North Korea’s revenue and used the U.S. Navy to intersect ship supplies headed to Kim Jong Un weeks prior to the leaders of North and South Korea agreeing to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

“I believe North Korea, China and the region fundamentally has come to the conclusion that President Trump’s military option is real and deadly serious,” Keane said.

Trump is hoping to meet with the North Korean dictator to discuss denuclearization. Keane said the president must “stick to his guns” during the historic summit.

“If [Kim Jong Un] is serious about denuclearization, he’ll want to freeze, disarm and then disable, but he’ll want to take years to do that,” he said.