Sieren's China: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un choose peace
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 14, 2018,
Jun 14, 2018, 16:20
On Thursday, Abe met the families of the missing Japanese, renewing his pledge to bring home their loved ones. No US president has ever agreed to meet with the North Korean dictator before - all US presidents have considered it to a certain degree. Both Moon and Xi have advocated a phased approach to negotiations and moved to quickly fix ties with North Korea, while Japan wants the USA -led "maximum pressure" campaign to continue.
Kim Do-gyun, the South's lead negotiator who is in charge of North Korea policy at the defence ministry, told reporters before departing for the DMZ that he and Ahn would explore ways to ease military tensions and the schedule of a ministerial meeting. -South Korean military exercises. He said that Trump "made it very clear" that the suspension would only last while "good faith negotiations" continued. "But as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others, and we were having dinner the other night in Canada, I could say 'Would you do me a favor?"
The summit statement provided no details on when North Korea would give up its nuclear weapons program or how the dismantling might be verified.
Japanese officials are planning to unofficially consult with North Korean officials during a two-day worldwide conference in Mongolia through Friday.
Although a joint statement released after the summit did not specify a time frame to achieve denuclearization, Suga said, "The North Korean issues are not easy ones that could be settled in a summit". "Nobody thought we were going to have an agreement like that". "Only then will there be relief from the sanctions". The official KCNA news agency ran a glowing dispatch, describing it as an "epoch-making meeting" that would help foster "a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations". "The V matters", he said.
He continued: "I suppose we could argue semantics but let me assure you it's in the document". But Pompeo bristled at reporters who pressed him about that apparent omission, calling questions on the topic "insulting and ridiculous".
Seeking to quell concerns that North Korea and the USA interpreted the talks differently, Pompeo said, "I am confident that [North Koreans] understand what we're prepared to do".
If implemented, the halting of the joint military exercises would be one of the most controversial moves to come from the summit.
He expressed hope for the promised denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula and called for other nations to engage in the effort.
Even after Pompeo's remarks much is unclear about the next steps following the summit, but it was an improvement on where Trump left things.
Police said the women were also spotted near the Shangri-La Hotel, where Mr Trump had been staying, and had protest placards on them. "You think our country's so innocent?"
"We also understand that the United States maintains its commitment to defend allies and the Japan-U.S. security commitment and U.S. forces in Japan posture remain unchanged", Kono said. "And that's going to start very, very soon, I believe that's going to start very soon", said Mr. Trump.
When you're Trump's secretary of State, there's always a new fire to put out.