Published: Wed, June 13, 2018

"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul


Tuesday morning saw the South Korean President tell a cabinet meeting he "could hardly sleep last night" because of the Trump-Kim summit.

And that ties in with what North Korea, South Korea and Russian Federation had already discussed at the Far East summit in Vladivostok last September, as Asia Times reported; economic integration between Russian Federation and the two Koreas, including the crucial connectivity of a future Trans-Korean railway with the Trans-Siberian. "We'll see what happens tomorrow".

He called Trump "President Evil" at the U.N. General Assembly past year, but such rhetoric is usually out of character for him, according to former counterparts and colleagues.

Bishop said the sanctions against North Korea remained in place and would not be removed until such time as North Korea had proven it has dismantled its nuclear weapons program. "I think we just need to continue to be concerned about whether or not North Korea is going to stand by its word".

Hyuki Ahn, who is the Jecheon, South Korea, society president of the Sister Cities Association of Spokane, said she has been talking with siblings in South Korea daily about the summit.

The drills went ahead in April instead.

It also did not mention points raised later by Mr Trump around the abduction of Japanese citizens, human rights abuses or the withdrawal of USA troops.

"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the United States and South Korea", Japan's defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, said.

"Plus, I think it's very provocative", he added, saying further that "at some point" he wanted to withdraw U.S. troops from the South, without suggesting a timeline.


The US also has a strong military base on the Pacific island of Guam, a US territory and a keystone of American military strategy in the region. It is then brought back to North Korea and privately disposed of.

In August 2017, Pyongyang threatened missile strikes on Guam, the only United States territory easily in reach of North Korean missiles.

The destruction appears aimed at easing Washington's concerns about Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of targeting the US mainland.

Kim Jong Un vowed in a joint statement at Tuesday's historic summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump to work for denuclearization, and Trump promised security guarantees for North Korea in exchange.

He said Trump's comments reinforced fears that North Korea could attempt to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul. Number one, we save money.

Both Kim Yong Chol and Ri accompanied Kim Jong Un to Singapore for the summit and were seated with him at the table during talks that included the two delegations.

With that said, in recent days the White House has emphasized Tuesday's meeting will be the first step in a broader process.

Trump described his meeting with Kim as "better than anyone could have expected".

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