Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize World News

Adjust Comment Print

Two far-right Norwegian politicians have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, lauding his efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway, the AP reported.

The news comes after a group of United States lawmakers also sent a letter to the Nobel Committee nominating the president for the prestigious award, citing his efforts to disarm North Korea. The prize would be next year's because the deadline for this year has already passed.

Two Norwegian lawmakers - Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen - are behind the nomination. Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE lands the Nobel Peace Prize after his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

"Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region".

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement on Tuesday pledging to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, though it's unclear what the timeline is for denuclearization and how the USA will enforce it.

The last American to win the prize was former President Barack Obama, who won in 2009.

Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests a year ago.

The meeting in Singapore culminated with the two leaders signing an agreement that commits the offering unspecified "security guarantees" for North Korea in exchange for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The global community ratcheted up economic sanctions at the time as North Korea launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles and tested their most powerful nuclear weapon.