Trump Promises 'Blessings of Peace’ After Kim Summit

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 13, 2018

One of the four key points agreed to by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to help repatriate the remains of Americans killed in action during the Korean War.

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board, for example, said that "there is little in the joint communique or in North Korean statements to demonstrate that Kim has committed to do what Mr. Trump claims" and "there are no details about timing or process or specific goals".

The North Korean delegation comprises more than 100 people.

"Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Lawmakers, analysts and allies have hailed the effort but questioned the substance of what was achieved. "Hope does not equal reality".

In his first interview after the summit, Trump told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that he trusts Kim, in spite of the dictator's past brutality.

"I support this as a first step to the comprehensive resolution of issues concerning North Korea". "So is a dangerously naive president".

Mr Trump said scrapping them will save a "tremendous amount of money", but he added that they could be reinstated if co-operation from the North declines. Past year it tested long-range missiles that could reach the USA mainland, although it remains unclear if it has mastered the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead that could re-enter the atmosphere and hit its target.

As for Singapore, the White House said Trump was leaving early because negotiations had moved "more quickly than expected", but gave no details about any possible progress in preliminary talks.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to leave Singapore on Tuesday (June 12) between 9pm and midnight, hours after his meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the same day.

"All of our members have served in combat and we understand the importance of bring our war dead home to bring closure to families", said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Keith Harman.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", he continued in a second post.

North Korea also was no longer the United States' "biggest and most unsafe problem", he added. As they entered, Trump injected some levity to the day's extraordinary events, saying: "Getting a good picture everybody?"

"So amusing to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN", he wrote on Twitter. 500 days ago they would have "begged" for this deal-looked like war would break out.

Trump also said he wanted to withdraw the U.S. troops stationed in the South, something he promised on the campaign trail, saying: "I'd like to be able to bring them back home".

That didn't stop the president from talking up the outcome of what was the first meeting between a US and North Korean leader in six decades of hostility.

"I have no idea" whether Trump secured anything of substance, said Corker, the retiring chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I want to see some real work going on, which I believe I will, and I would love to have him at the White House - whatever it takes, and I would love to have him at the White House, and I think he'd love to be there.

Japan has maintained a hardline position on North Korea despite a whirlwind of diplomacy towards Pyongyang in recent months, and has been left largely on the sidelines as South Korea and the United States have held talks with Kim.

That would go against what the Trump administration has said so far.

The president's suspension of the exercises came as U.S. Forces-Korea, led by Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, is preparing for the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises later this summer with the South Koreans.

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