North Korea Summit: Best Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un Memes

Posted June 13, 2018

Most Western observers have said the deal appears to include significant concessions from the United States while including no new commitments from North Korea nor details on how denuclearisation could be achieved.

The report quoted Kim Jong-un as saying that ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons is dependent on Washington and Pyongyang ceasing moves that antagonise each other. At one point, they said this was a radical switch-over from the most hostile state of our relationship.

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being released from a North Korean prison a year ago, thanked President Donald Trump for the kind words about their son he gave after his historic summit with North Korea's leader.

After almost five hours of unprecedented talks between Trump and Kim, the two leaders signed a document in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and the US agreed to "provide security guarantees".

The brief mention did not include a timeline for the easing of sanctions, but Trump said earlier this month that he would no longer be using the term "maximum pressure" amid improving ties.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreed the summit was a positive step forward, "even if some of the images were certainly unusual".

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, on Tuesday in Abuja, described the "Kim and Trump Summit", held in Singapore as a historic achievement.

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Observers say the document lacks substance, in particular on how denuclearisation would be achieved.

Melissa Hanham of the US-based Center for Nonproliferation Studies said on Twitter that North Korea had "already promised to do this many times", adding the two sides "still don't agree on what "denuclearization" means".

Asked by Van Susteren about human rights abuses, Trump replied: "Look, he's doing what he's seen done, if you look at it".

"It's hospitality that we would have offered them, and as Chairman Kim said yesterday, he would have liked to have come to Singapore anyway, with or without the summit", Dr Balakrishnan said in an interview with the BBC.

That statement, which Trump touted as "very comprehensive", was scant on details, including specific actions and a timeline for the North relinquishing its nuclear arsenal. "Anybody that takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it and run it tough".

India has welcomed the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit that took place in Singapore on Tuesday.

"I am willing to do a lot of things to get [Kim] to give up their nuclear weapons and end their missile program".

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