USM professor: Trump's 'unpredictable,' 'renegade' foreign policy might yield results in N. Korea

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three American prisoners have been released from North Korea, ahead of an expected summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

This comes just one day after the president pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.

University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history, Heather Stur, said she isn't surprised President Trump wanted out of the Iran deal.

She said the president sees himself as a deal maker, who can get a better agreement for America.

And she said that might serve him well, as he negotiates with the North Korean leader.

"He doesn't want to be part of a treaty that he wasn't central to writing," said Stur. "And so, this is an opportunity for him to say, 'I don't like what President Obama did, I'm going to do it this way. I think this way is better for the U.S., better for its allies.'"

"Trump likes the idea of being a renegade and part of that is engaging with other renegades," said Stur. "So, I actually believe we might see something really interesting coming from his meeting with Kim Jong Un."

She added, "Trump has been so unpredictable in his presidency, but at the same time, he has made good on some of his promises."

Stur is also a fellow at USM's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society.