Trump After Kim Summit

Trump After Kim Summit

Media captionTrump Kim summit: Win-win, or a Kim win?

Kim has framed the switch as a natural next step now that he has what he stresses is a credible and viable nuclear arsenal capable of keeping the bay.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un sign documents after the summit meeting.

"This is the weakest statement I have ever seen come out of any engagement with North Korea".

"I don't believe that suspension for suspension has actually been agreed", Ms Bishop said on Wednesday.

"The first sigh of relief we should all have is that Trump has rejected the idea that we need to have strikes on North Korea and he's open to diplomacy", Khanna said.

"So many people have talked to me about it", Trump told reporters.

The report added Trump said he "understood" and promised to halt joint U.S.

However, the Pentagon has since denied that Mr Mattis was caught off guard.

The summit capped a swift and astonishing turn of events that began on New Year's Day with a pledge by Kim to reach out to the world now that his nuclear forces have been completed.

In a statement sent to the BBC, she said: "Our alliances remain ironclad, and ensure peace and stability in the region". The most controversial of the requests from Schumer and the others was that the US provide relief from the current sanctions regime against North Korea only when that country has completely denuclearized. Trump gave no further details, but previous statements demanded that North Korean effectively eliminate its nuclear program before any USA concessions can be considered.

What are the war games?


Trump After Kim Summit
Trump After Kim Summit

"[It] needs to be clarified by the South Koreans and also by the White House, exactly what we mean".

North Korea sees the annual exercises as a rehearsal for invasion, but the government in Seoul maintains they are defensive in nature.

"Well, he is very talented", Mr Trump said. "Is this forever, or while the talks or going on, just for next month?"

"The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-US relations".

Kim has managed to build upon the work of his father and grandfather and secured the highest form of recognition that there is - a bilateral meeting with the president of the most powerful country on the planet.

Other analysts said it was still too early to judge whether Kim really had what it took to succeed in leading North Korea into the worldwide community as a normal state.

"As the leader of the free world, we urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that those who paid the ultimate price for freedom during the Korean War are finally returned home", VFW head Keith Harman wrote.

Trump bristled when asked if he had offered Kim's brutal regime, which has sent up to 100,000 North Koreans to hard labour camps, validation on the world stage.

The former White House homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump told ABC's Powerhouse Politics podcast that in the wake of the historic Trump-Kim summit, America "got what the president sought".

Sang Kim also noted the deepening contrast between Trump's treatment of Kim Jong Un and Trudeau. Among Democrats, there was more than a fair amount of concern that the president was engaging in a glorified publicity stunt with little chance of success.

"In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime's status quo", Pelosi said in a statement.

"Needless to say, we would've wrecked Obama for doing this", tweeted conservative blogger Allahpundit.