North Korean state media hails Kim-Trump summit success

Danny Woods
June 14, 2018

A quick answer: Probably not.

While the USA has yet to confirm the contents of the reports, they suggest that the two leaders reached more verbal agreements than they put on paper, and made public.

"We are going to get out of the war games that cost so much money", he said referring to the USA participation in joint military exercises with South Korea.

Pyongyang in return "commits to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".

The historic meeting of the two world leadersin Singapore on Tuesday left many open questions. "History is a record of people who take action and rise to a challenge", he said.

Trump also drew criticism for announcing he was ending joint "war games" with South Korea, embracing the frequent North Korean criticism that the exercises are "very provocative".

Pence's remarks come hours after Trump returned from the Singapore summit, which marked the first time a sitting USA president met face-to-face with a North Korean leader. S., People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore.

"We have big teams ready to go, " including experts from the USA and other partners around the world, Pompeo told reporters.

It was not immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between United States and North Korean officials.

Trump has defended the agreement as a major step in dealing with the threat of nuclear-armed North Korea and said he believed Kim's government would start the process of living up to the agreement right away. President (Barack) Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most risky problem.

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Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit, the White House said. -South Korea military exercises, handing North Korea a win on one of its longtime policy goals. -South Korea alliance, forged in blood during the 1950-53 Korean War, should remain strong throughout the push for a negotiated end to the nuclear tensions.

The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the end of the Korean War in the 1950s and has used them in a variety of drills.

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"He made very clear that the condition precedent for the exercises not to proceed was a productive, good-faith negotiations being ongoing and at the point it's concluded that they're not, the President's commitment to not have those joint exercises take place will no longer be in effect", Pompeo said.

Well, so far, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are pretty much in line. "When you're a star, they let you do it", he added, referencing the lewd comments Trump made on tape in an interview with Access Hollywood about him being able to grab women "by the p***y" because he was famous.

After all those nuclear and missile tests, it seems like Kim Jong Un has suddenly signaled he wants peace. Bush took a tougher stance toward North Korea, and the 1994 nuclear deal collapsed because of suspicions that the North was running a secret uranium program.

Republicans are cautiously optimistic that a denuclearization treaty can be reached, but are warning Trump that Kim Jong Un is not to be trusted. "He got nothing. Kim did not promise to agree to denuclearisation".

Trump spun the concession as a money-saving decision, as well as a goodwill gesture to Kim.

Experts now expect a temporary peace to continue since North Korea has probably won what it wanted from Tuesday's summit and Trump is unlikely to back down from summit deals that he wants to portray as a diplomatic triumph. Earlier Wednesday, North Korea's state KCNA news agency said denuclearization would be a "step by step process" with "simultaneous action", a stance that appeared to contradict the US refusal to offer sanctions relief before North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons.

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