Trump Declares North Korea ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat’

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 14, 2018

"Our understanding is that what President Trump said after his deep consultation with Chairman Kim Jong-un is aimed at strengthening the budding dialogue momentum between South and North Korea", said Kang, the South Korean foreign minister.

He tweeted: 'Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office.

Also on Thursday, South and North Korea held their first high-level military talks since 2007, discussing ways to ease cross-border tensions.

Skeptics of how much the meeting achieved pointed to the North Korean leadership's long-held view that nuclear weapons are a bulwark against what it fears are USA plans to overthrow it and unite the Korean peninsula. He also welcomed the diplomatic progress made at the summit, but sought clarification at the trilateral meeting that North Korea's short-range ballistic missile arsenal that could target the mainland of Japan and its chemical weapons capability would also eliminated as part of the denuclearization deal.

The United States did, however, commit to suspending joint military exercises with South Korea, Trump told reporters before departing the summit site. -South Korea-Japan trilateral meeting, but she reaffirmed that the U.S.

Pompeo's comments came after North Korean state media reported on Wednesday that Trump had agreed to a "step-by-step" process, suggesting that North Korea would gain concessions from the U.S. at the same time. "So he's a very smart guy, he's a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other". He said of Clinton: "He spent $3 billion and got nothing".

The secretary of state dismissed a report by North Korean state media that Mr Trump and Mr Kim had agreed to a "step-by-step" process of nuclear dismantling.

Trump said point-blank that he took the meeting and embraced Kim because he personally thought Kim was being straight with him.

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his intention to halt U.S.

Independent experts say the North could have enough fissile material for between about a dozen and 60 nuclear bombs. Previous 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. "That we must do this quickly".

In an interview that was taped aboard Air Force One while Trump was flying back to the United States from Singapore, he was pressed by Fox News's Bret Baier on Kim's human rights record. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" 'Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen?

The agreement said the two countries would co-operate towards "new relations", while the USA would provide "security guarantees" to North Korea.

However, the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said the world, through the summit, had escaped the threat of war, echoing Trump's upbeat assessment of his meeting with Kim.

Washington remained committed to the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" denuclearisation of North Korea, Pompeo added, after the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore drew criticism for its vague wording on plans for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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Trump's announcement appeared to catch the Pentagon and officials in Seoul off guard, and some South Koreans were alarmed.

Trump and Kim were returning to their respective strongholds following the talks - but to far different receptions.

But China and the United States also scored some points, said Chester Cabalza, a fellow at the US Department of State on National Security and Policy-making and the vice president for the Center of Research and Strategic Studies at the Development Academy of the Philippines.

"He was unambiguous about that", Pompeo said.

The summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump did come to a close yesterday, but it still remains the hot topic around the world.

In a further tweet on Wednesday, President Trump hit out at criticism of his summit in some U.S. media, dubbing it "Fake News".

Trump, seemingly unprompted, has long wanted to withdraw the US from South Korea, and now he may have found a reason.

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