Kim summit helped world avoid nuclear catastrophe

Cheryl Sanders
June 14, 2018

By claiming that the North Korean nuclear threat has disappeared, Trump also risks weakening the U.S. negotiating position in talks on denuclearization that were mandated by the summit and will be led from the USA side by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a joint statement after their Singapore meeting that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", while Trump "committed to provide security guarantees".

The press briefing came after Pompeo held a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Seoul to brief the officials of the outcome of the US-North Korea summit held Tuesday in Singapore.

At a news conference after the meeting, Mr Trump said he would lift sanctions against North Korea once "nukes are no longer a factor".

'We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency. that we must do this quickly, ' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.

Before showing the two signing their joint statement, the newscaster said Trump made a point of giving Kim a look at his armoured Cadillac limousine, and noted that it is known to Americans as "the Beast".


Most of all, I think they feel relief - relief they would not have felt, and certainly not to the same degree, if the Democrats hadn't drummed up hysteria about an impending war with North Korea. "No longer - sleep well tonight!"

A task force has been also launched to prepare for possible tour programmes in the North by South Korean tourists, according to the Korea Tourism Organisation. -South Korean air combat exercises. Unfortunately the mass media has been focusing on North Korean government human rights violations without looking at America's human rights violations in North Korea and the legality of the sanctions and the legality of the sanctions the United Nations cooperated with.

But with North Korea, Trump has extended himself further than ever before.

However, he went on to confess that he was "foolish" for name-calling, while admitting he "hated" doing it - but ultimately he said he had "no choice".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea June 14, 2018.

Critics pointed to the lack of specifics in the agreement while questioning whether Trump gave up too much while securing too little in return during his several hours of talks with Kim in what was the first meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader. "President Trump made that clear", Pompeo said.


"The summit didn't result in a concrete framework for how to get to denuclearization or normalized U.S-North Korea relations, but it did put in place a process for sustained negotiations led by the State Department".

Bret Baier's first interview with Donald Trump since he became POTUS, was tearing up the TV news turf this evening, after the Fox News political anchor asked POTUS about his just-wrapped summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Combined with an absence of U.S.

Observers say the document lacks substance, in particular on how denuclearisation would be achieved.

The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the end of the Korean War and has used them in a variety of drills.

Reminiscent of a movie trailer, the film shows images of warplanes and artillery while a narrator suggests in English and Korean that "a new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect and goodwill". The drill, held since the 1970s, usually takes place in August. He said he planned to continue sharing the view with Washington and Seoul.


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