VIDEO: [CBN News] Interview with Franklin Graham on the ramifications for Christians in North Korea following the Trump/Kim talks in Singapore
One person who is well aware of that persecution — and has a bit of a connection to the country — is evangelical leader Franklin Graham, who recently sat down for an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network to discuss the recent summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
Graham has traveled to North Korea on four separate occasions to provide humanitarian relief via his Samaritan’s Purse organization, and his late father Billy Graham ministered in the country twice in 1992 and 1994, while his mother actually attended high school in Pyongyang back in the 1930s.
In discussing Trump’s meeting with Kim, Graham expressed his belief that the summit will “have the potential to ease some of the persecution on believers in North Korea.” It is worth noting that North Korea has for years consistently been ranked as the worst nation in the world in terms of Christian persecution, according to The Christian Post.
“No question, no question. I think this meeting with Kim Jong Un and President Trump is huge,” Graham stated. “Yes, the Christians are going to benefit in North Korea as a result of President Donald J. Trump.”
The evangelical leader who has been quite supportive of Trump revealed that he has spoken with the president directly on the topic of Christian persecution in North Korea.
“I have talked with him on several occasions about North Korea and I believe this is probably one of the most dangerous areas of the world and I encouraged him to pay attention to it,” Graham said. “I am certainly glad that he and the rest of the administration are focusing on this region of the world.”
Graham expressed his great optimism about the possible future for North Korea and its inhabitants, as well as its neighbors and those neighbors’ allies — namely the United States — if a peace agreement can be reached, one that would hopefully lead to a draw-down of the U.S. military presence in the region.
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