Nominations must come from significant figures such as "members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of state".
Active fighting in the Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953. Kim said at the meeting that he would suspend North Korea's missile test and shut down its main nuclear site as a sign of goodwill.
The leaders of North Korea and South Korea met at the DMZ this weekend, a major step in the ending of the Korean War.
The lawmakers praised Trump for putting pressure on North Korea and uniting the worldwide community to impose sanctions on the country. "I expressed this to President Moon Jae-in his personal gratitude for Trumps leadership".
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Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, after he left office, for his "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to global conflicts" as well as his work to promote democracy, human rights and economic and social development. Trump on May 1 said it was "disgraceful" that questions the special counsel would like to ask him were publicly disclosed, and he incorrectly noted that there were no questions about collusion. We'll see. ... But I thought it was very generous of President Moon of South Korea to make that statement, and I appreciate it, but the main thing is to get it done.
25 år med Nobelprisen" ("Secretary of Peace: "25 years with the Nobel Prize") - in which he expressed regret about the decision to give the prize to Obama, "as it did not achieve what the committee had hoped for".
A Rasmussen poll published Wednesday shows that Americans think Trump and Obama are equally worthy of the prize.
Beyond Obama, three other US presidents have received the award: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.
The very idea, put forward by a handful of Republican lawmakers in a letter nominating the US president for the esteemed award, is enough to make his American and worldwide detractors cringe.