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USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit”

At the heart of negotiations was the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula in exchange for "security guarantees" for the North's mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way".

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning declared an end to the North Korean nuclear threat.

Singapore, the host country of the upcoming U.S.

In their joint statement Kim agreed to the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of longstanding U.S. demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.

Of course, it's no surprise that North Korean outlets would paint a picture of Kim dictating to the American president, but the factual discrepancies in the two accounts are exactly why there were concerns about Trump and Kim talking one-on-one, with only their interpreters present.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", he continued in a second post. Many observers say the agreement does little to reduce North Korea's stockpile of weapons. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" the President wrote.

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

The paper also reported that Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump "gladly accepted each other's invitation" to visit Pyongyang and Washington, respectively, in follow-up meetings from the denuclearization summit. "That will take a while".

"This guy wants to be around the world", Rodman said of Kim.

North Korea, Trump said Tuesday, has agreed to destroy a major missile engine testing site. -South Korea joint military exercises that take place every year.

"The United States is our ally, so the joint military drills are still necessary to maintain our relationship with the USA", said Lee Jae Sung, from Incheon. While I know @potus is trying to butter him up to get a good deal, #KJU is NOT a talented guy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Seoul on Wednesday for follow-up meetings. It's unclear whether the president informed US allies in the region of his plan to end the "war games", as he called them, prior to his declaration. But South Korean President Moon Jae-in played a key role in opening the dialogue and getting things back on track after Trump cancelled the meeting last month. Mr Pompeo, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, then plans to fly to Beijing to update the Chinese government on the talks.

The US has long resisted calls from North Korea and China for dual suspension, saying that the bilateral, planned, and transparent military drills are legal while North Korea's nuclear program is not.

A suite on the 20th floor of St. Regis Hotel, where Kim is staying, costs more than 13,000 Singaporean dollars a night.

But there was no mentioning the previous US aim of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization". The likelihood of Trump launching a first strike against North Korea, thus setting South Korea, where more than 100,000 Americans live and/or work, ablaze and risking a strike against population centers in the US, was similarly low.

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it was consulting with the White House and others, but was silent on whether the August exercise would proceed. Pompeo told reporters that the language used in the document encompassed those demands, even though they weren't spelled out.



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