Document: US, N. Korea aim for ‘complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula’

Minnie Murray
June 13, 2018

At the end of the historic summit, Trump and Kim signed a joint statement to put in writing the commitment to a denuclearized and peaceful Korean Peninsula.

The decision to end the so-called "war games" was announced following summit talks between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, for whom the exercises have been a source of irritation.

Seoul-based Maeil Business Newspaper reported Kim Jong Un said during a private summit with South Korea that he saw a "Vietnam-like" opening of the country, probably referring to Hanoi in 1986.

The accord establishes new US-North Korea relations building towards a lasting, stable peace.

Ingraham did not expand further on her claim, but she did take to Twitter Tuesday morning to note the reactions of MSNBC hosts, interpreting their reactions to Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a shock.

"It will mean closure for a lot of American families who don't know of the fate, right, of their loved one and haven't had the chance to bury and memorialize that loved one", said Dr. Latham.

On the domestic front, Trump is likely to tout his diplomatic engagement with North Korea as proof he is working to protect the United States as part of his "America First" agenda, although the summit did not appear to yield specific safeguards against Pyongyang's long-range nuclear missiles. President Trump later revealed he agreed to stop military exercises with South Korea.

About 37,000 United States troops died, with 5,300 still unaccounted for in North Korea.

The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 war and has used them in a variety of large-scale drills created to sharpen skills and test troops' ability to operate effectively with their South Korean partners.

About 140 loved ones from Minnesota are still missing in Korea.

"At this moment, we need to figure out President Trump's accurate meaning and intention", a South Korean spokesperson said, according to CNN.

He also said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Central Intelligence Agency background comes into play when understanding how Kim could react to the summit with President Trump.

The Singapore summit was a potentially legacy-defining meeting for both men - comparable to president Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, or Ronald Reagan's 1986 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.

"The core of the U.S". The one takeaway we have at the moment is that the USA has successfully kicked the can down the road, which is plenty impressive when you consider that Trump and Kim were threatening each other mercilessly over Twitter just a few months ago.

The statement seemed to surprise South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

In Wednesday's KCNA report, Kim Jong Un said that if the USA side took "genuine measures for building trust", North Korea would continue to take "additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them". "President Trump has said in the past that all his predecessors have been played, which is true, but he's being played at another level", he said.

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