Trump declares there is ‘no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea’

Trump declares there is ‘no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea’

"My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct and productive".

But the details of what is sure to be a complex and contentious process have yet to be settled.

Trump's chest-thumping tweets seemed reminiscent of the "Mission Accomplished" banner flown behind President George W. Bush in 2003 when he spoke aboard a Navy ship following the USA invasion of Iraq.

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Tweeting from the presidential plane, which just landed in Hawaii to refuel on the trip back from Singapore, Trump wrote, "There is no limit to what NoKo can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement w/ the world". Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. He called the agreement between Trump and Kim Jong Un nothing more than a "few sentences on a sheet of paper" that were "very aspirational". The US had sided with South Korea in the conflict. They said both Trump and Moon should be blamed for not specifying steps and deadlines for North Korea's nuclear disarmament, allowing it time to flawless its weapons program. Still, others might say let's wait until there's an actual peace deal before we start doling out the accolades. "We're prepared to execute this once we're in a position that we can actually get to a place where we can do it".

Trump's Tuesday meeting with Kim produced a wave of U.S. concessions in exchange for vague, nonbinding promises from North Korea, but it did make nuclear war all but inconceivable at the present moment. He said negotiations would recommence "in the next week or so".

"Kim Jong Un got what he wanted at the Singapore Summit: the global prestige and respect of a one-on-one meeting with the American president, the legitimacy of North Korean flags hanging next to American flags in the background", said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center.

Kim said if the United States takes "genuine measures for building trust", he would take "additional goodwill measures of next stage commensurate with them". The military exercises are central to the security of USA allies and crucial to maintaining the readiness and interoperability of forces.

Former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson told VOA he is concerned about no verification of what the North Koreans will do about missile technology in the DPRK, no detail of nuclear reduction, the peace treaty and human rights.

Since taking office in May a year ago, Moon, a son of North Korean refugees, has sought to take the lead in diplomatic efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, which had been dominated by world powers including the USA and China.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", he continued in a second post. "No longer - sleep well tonight!"

Trump and Kim are meeting in Singapore for historic talks aimed at finding a way to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. When asked about thousands of people imprisoned in labor camps, Trump said he thinks he has helped them because things in North Korea will change. -South Korea military exercises, handing North Korea a win on one of its longtime policy goals.

Trump also is wrong in saying "nothing happened" in return.

The White House said the daylong summit would also include a working lunch and a larger meeting involving aides to both leaders.

In Japan, the prospect of canceled U.S.

President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" in South Korea came as a surprise to commentators, and was viewed by many as a weighty concession to Kim Jong-un.

He said dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal and ending the disputes could be a "long process that could take one year, two years or even longer".

"The United States is our ally, so the joint military drills are still necessary to maintain our relationship with the USA", said Lee Jae Sung, from Incheon.

Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in on Thursday morning to discuss the summit. "It's in the statement", Pompeo insisted as he briefed reporters in Seoul. Pompeo, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, then plans to fly to Beijing to update the Chinese government on the talks.

"High expectations were met by low results", said Nam Sung-wook, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Korea University. And why wasn't the South Korean president invited?

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