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”. According to the Washington Post, North Korea’s definition of “denuclearization” is different from Trump’s.
The Federal Government has applauded the outcome of the Tuesday’s Summit between U. S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPPK).
It wasn’t until Trump’s tenure that North Korea began testing an intercontinental ballistic missile and the bellicose rhetoric between the two leaders ramped up.
Though the agreement commits both parties to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula – removing all nuclear weapons from the region, including potential American weapons – the DPRK has only reiterated, in writing, its commitment to “work towards” this aim.
Pompeo arrived in Seoul on Wednesday evening and will meet Thursday with senior South Korean and Japanese leaders to brief them on the June 12 summit before continuing on to Beijing. “No longer – sleep well tonight!” What North Korea has gained is tangible and lasting.
Despite Trump’s optimism following his summit with Kim, many remained skeptical that North Korea, infamous on the world stage for making empty promises, especially when it comes to its nuclear program, would follow through on its pledges from this week’s meetings.
Republican senators have suggested that the lack of detail in the agreement was not unexpected, and that the summit was mainly a “first step” in a series of negotiations.
“The liberals want you to think that Trump is in over his head, but the president is not out of his depth”, Klepper said.
Pyongyang also confirmed Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that the United States would halt joint military drills with South Korea. At his news conference, Trump said the war games were expensive, provocative and inappropriate.
“If diplomacy doesn’t move in the right direction, sanctions will increase”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. David Perdue, R-Georgia, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “I’m very troubled today” by the president’s halt to the exercises.
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The Kremlin welcomed the summit as the start of direct dialogue and said such meetings “help reduce tensions on the peninsula”. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
On human rights, Trump said Tuesday’s meetings only very briefly touched on the topic but that the two sides would discuss it more in the future.
KCNA also asserted Trump had “expressed his intention” to lift sanctions against the North something the U.S. president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen “when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”.
And then he added that, “I find that question insulting and ridiculous and frankly ludicrous”, adding that “one ought not play games with serious matters like this”.