Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize World News

Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize World News

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

House Republicans also nominated Trump for the Peace Prize in May for "working tirelessly" "to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region", according to a letter by lawmakers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Currently, there are "330 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 out of which 216 are individuals and 114 are organizations".

The committee doesn't publicly comment on who was nominated, information which is required to be kept secret for 50 years. "I think that we can do by sending a clear signal by giving Trump the peace prize".

Mr Obama was awarded the prize in 2009 less than a year after entering office.

The Nobels in economics, literature, physics and medicine are awarded in Sweden. "Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful".

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A group of USA lawmakers recently announced that they had also nominated Trump.

Kim also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in after inviting Trump to meet.

Syse told Reuters that his writings as a political philosopher and commentator "should in no way be read as comments pertaining to the prize or to our process in what is a five-person committee".

Any member of a national assembly may submit nominations for consideration.

Nominations for this year's prize also formally closed on February 1, before the summit was agreed.

Early Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted that there was no nuclear threat from North Korea following the summit.

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