How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea

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Trump has defended the agreement as a major step in dealing with the threat of nuclear-armed North Korea and said he believed Kim's government would start the process of living up to the agreement right away.

Kim reportedly responded by saying he wanted to iron out differences with Japan in a private meeting with its leader, after he pledged to work toward ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

North Korea could begin giving up its weapons today if it wanted to, but it instead has insisted on staging performances of denuclearization rather than on inviting global inspectors to verify its progress.

Here it is. According to Lee Yun-keol, who used to be a part of the North Korean Guard Command unit but is now a defector in South Korea, said that the supreme leader's stools contains valuable information.

Japan formally lists 17 citizens as abduction victims and suspects North Korea is involved in many more disappearances.

Also on Thursday, North and South Korea held their first military talks in more than a decade. Forty percent say the former real estate developer should take the most credit, followed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in with 11 percent.

It did not include an explicit reference to "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization" - something Pompeo had earlier insisted was the minimum condition for a deal. He's tweeting out nice things about North Korea.

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Critics pointed to the lack of specifics in the agreement while questioning whether Trump gave up too much while securing too little in return during his several hours of talks with Kim in what was the first meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

Trump's claim that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat is questionable. "But I think what's most important was that the people of the world, including those in the United States, Japan and Koreans, have all been able to escape the threat of war, nuclear weapons and missiles". To secure Kim's signature on the Singapore agreement, Washington jettisoned its historic focus on North Korean human rights abuses - a question officials in Tokyo will likely raise with Pompeo in coming days.

"The U.S. -South Korea joint exercises and U.S. forces in South Korea play significant roles for the security in East Asia", Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Wednesday.

Several observers in the USA have expressed concerns that the summit will legitimize the odious Kim regime - the world's foremost pariah state, responsible for the operation of unconscionable gulags, currency counterfeiting, cyber theft, and even the manufacture of methamphetamines.

Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts. Trump has labeled Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest" after the Canadian leader pushed back on USA tariffs.

"This is a matter that military officials from South Korea and the United States will have to discuss further and co-ordinate", Kang said. 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. But big, joint U.S. The Korean Central News Agency welcomed that decision and use that very same word - provocative - to describe these exercises.

"The summit didn't result in a concrete framework for how to get to denuclearization or normalized U.S-North Korea relations, but it did put in place a process for sustained negotiations led by the State Department". The official acknowledged, however, it was still not certain how that was going to happen.

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