Kim summit signals new breakthrough and echoes past problems

Dennis Rodman Breaks Down In Tears Discussing Trump-Kim Summit

Dennis Rodman Breaks Down In Tears Discussing Trump-Kim Summit

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Following the meeting, Trump spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren in an interview in Singapore, describing Kim as a "rough guy", but also as a leader who "loves his people", despite the North Korean leader's disturbing human rights history.

Trump heaped praise on Kim Tuesday as he met with the North Korean premier in Singapore for a historic summit that followed decades of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

White House officials also arranged for the video to be played for reporters at Mr Trump's post-summit news conference. It's going to start very quickly.

Rocky Kim, President of the Canada Federation of North Korean Defectors, joined worldwide voices around the world questioning Trump's approach with the North Korean leader.

The report said the historic meeting marked a "radical switchover" in the two nations' fraught relations that had "lingered for the longest period on the earth".

Graphologist Koo Bon-jin said Mr Kim's signature suggested an ambitious man who is "intuitive, rather than rational and logical". It was the first meeting between sitting leaders of the two countries, which are still technically in a state of war.

Frank Jannuzi is a former State Department analyst who supported the US delegation for talks with North Korea during the Bill Clinton administration.

But the document doesn't lay out specifics regarding denuclearization by North Korea.

Kim agreed to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", a stock phrase favored by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing U.S. demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way. "If our alliances are getting weaker and we're not going to do military exercises, where is the pressure?"

Warren visited the region in March and has called on the Trump administration to keep Congress informed on its negotiations with North Korea. I really believe that. 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 USA, was similarly low. -South Korea military exercises along the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, a tangible concession that drew criticism from a number of lawmakers back home.

And as reactions are starting to pour in from world leaders, it is important to remember that the summit has given the DPRK legitimacy on the world stage, while there was little talk of how this legitimacy was acquired: essentially by developing nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump arrived at the venue just 60 seconds before the summit was to begin. "It was a bad thing, it was brutal, but a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea". It mentioned a plan for senior officials, led on the US side by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to keep talking.

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