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Donald Trump says ending 'war games' his idea, not Kim Jong-un's

18 June, 2018, 04:25 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Not quite!   KCNA via BBC Monitoring

"We also welcome and praise the outcome of the meeting between the leader of North Korea, comrade Kim Jong Un, and US President Donald Trump that took place recently", said Putin. Don't let anyone think anything different.

"Well, I'm going to speak to people in North Korea, and I'm going to speak to my people who are over in North Korea". "I want my people to do the same".

"I gave him a very direct number", he told reporters at the White House.

When a reporter at the White House later asked him to clarify, Trump replied, "I'm kidding". You don't understand sarcasm.

The North Korean people have limited access to other news sources so the state media's portrayal of Trump and the summit is incredibly important.

Trump drew on emotional language when a reporter asked how he could essentially defend North Korea's human rights record despite the kidnapping that resulted in the death of Otto Warmbier, a deceased former American hostage Trump and diplomats helped free.

So, how exactly does Kim Jong Un - aka Trump's new buddy - treat "his people?" Because now North Korea can develop and North Korea can become a great country economically it can become whatever they want but there won't be nuclear weapons and it won't be aimed at you and your family, ' he said.

For years, China has propped up the North Korean economy in the face of global pressure, anxious about a possible collapse of the Kim regime, which it sees as a strategic buffer against the United States military presence in South Korea.

But Trump's acknowledgement that talks with North Korea could "break down" conflicts with the line he's been pushing since he returned from Singapore - that he's already solved the problem.

Sen. Rob Portman of OH said he was "skeptical but hopeful" that the negotiations would result in North Korea destroying its nuclear weapons.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", Trump tweeted a day after the summit. During a news conference after the summit, Trump had a moment of radical honesty and revealed how he'll handle things if Kim - as he's done in the past - doesn't live up to his vague pledge to denuclearize. North Korea has long denounced such drills as rehearsal for invading the communist nation.

"The Chinese have long believed that if they could actually dislodge USA troops from the region that would be the key to eliminating or severely diminishing U.S. influence in the region and accelerating the creation of a more China-centric region". And the agreement says there will be total denuclearization.

But given Mr. Kim's declaration that the [the two leaders] had a "historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind" and that "the world will see a major change", things will perhaps be different this time around!

South Korea and the United States have launched discussions about whether to suspend joint military exercises and will announce a decision in the near future, a senior presidential official said Friday. Trump said he was doing what is necessary for peace.

"In exchange for selfies in Singapore, we have undermined our maximum pressure policy and sanctions", Menendez said.



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