China gets everything it wanted as Kim Jong Un meets Donald Trump

Lester Mason
June 14, 2018

Trump insisted that strong verification of denuclearization would be included in a final agreement, saying it was a detail his team would begin sorting out with the North Koreans next week.

Thirty five thousand Americans died on the Korean peninsula between 1950 and 1953 and 7,700 are still listed as missing-in-action.

News photographers captured photos of the broad, two-page agreement, which was not immediately released by the White House. The formal document signing followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort.

President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that he could end up being wrong about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's pledge to denuclearize - but said he'd probably never admit it and would most likely find "some kind of an excuse" if it came to that. However, she isn't making any proclamations after Tuesday's historic summit.

The look on his face perhaps said it all: Kim Jong-un appeared bemused, aghast and utterly galled by Donald Trump's call for photographers to make both men look "nice, handsome and thin" prior to their working lunch in Singapore.

"This is about Trump's domestic needs and Kim's domestic needs", Lewis said. I showed it to them today.

China welcomed Trump's decision to stop the "war games" on the Korean Peninsula, referring to joint military exercises the U.S. conducts with South Korea. Toward the end of the meeting.

During the press conference and summit on Tuesday, Trump kept flattering Kim and even called the totalitarian leader "talented" and a "very smart, a very good negotiator".

"No specifics, no meat on the bones on the most important topics, the nuclear and ballistic missile negotiations", the former negotiator said, adding the very limited discussion of human rights was also an unfortunate move. Trump agreed to provide "security guarantees" to North Korea, and both countries agreed to renew relations and meet again. "I mean, they're going to be getting rid of sites". Then, it's their turn and they hold off. President Donald Trump seems to have made an agreement to cease war games in the Korean Peninsula without consulting US military leaders or South Korean allies. Kim has been accused of horrific rights abuses against his people.

"Obviously we support the continuing efforts by the president on North Korea".

Trump responded to such commentary on Twitter, saying: "The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the United States, say the haters & losers". And if any skeptics of the diplomatic campaign he launched with his neighbors early this year remain inside his regime back home, the summit went a long way toward sidelining them even further.

The US president also said the Islamic Republic was "a different country" as compared to several months ago due to his decision to withdraw from the 2015 accord. Moon and other officials watched the live broadcast of the summit before a South Korean cabinet meeting in his presidential office. "The United States and North Korea have been in a state of antagonism for more than half a century", China's foreign minister told reporters in Beijing after the Trump-Kim summit.

"Our ultimate objective is to bring North Korea out of the hermit kingdom that it has been for many decades and make sure that they abide by global norms, whether it is nuclear non-proliferation or universal human rights".

We firmly reject any false equivalency between North Korea's illegal nuclear and missile programs, which are enormously destabilizing and have been repeatedly condemned by the UN Security Council, and our long-standing joint activities with our allies, which are transparent and defensive in nature. "We haven't given up anything", he said. Trump has dangled the prospect of economic investment in the North as a sweetener for giving up its nuclear weapons.

"We're going to denuke North Korea", Trump also told VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren, adding that USA troops stationed in South Korea will remain in place, but announcing one concession long-sought by North Korea not included in the document signed earlier in the day.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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