Trump declares North Korea ‘no longer a nuclear threat’

Trump declares North Korea ‘no longer a nuclear threat’

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The Facts: Trump is wrong to suggest North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat.

Trump has sought to portray his unprecedented meeting with Kim as a significant accomplishment that has made the world less vulnerable to the North's nuclear arsenal. -North Korea summit makes no reference to verification nor to a time frame to achieve denuclearization. Trump said the war games are 'tremendously expensive.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold further talks "at the earliest possible date", according to a joint statement issued at the summit.

US allies Japan and South Korea were concerned that Trump agreed to halt American military exercises with South Korea, which North Korea has long claimed were invasion preparations.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the same thing to reporters on Tuesday, "This signed agreement has occurred with - with no relief from sanctions".

Now the question turns to what the process will look like between the nations moving forward, and what will actually be done by North Korea to take the steps demanded by the United States.

"Claims that favor CVID instead of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are being disseminated", the newspaper said, but insisted they are "distortions of information and attempts to sway public opinion" - in other words, fake news. "This has de facto realised China's dual suspension proposal", he told a daily news briefing.

North Korea invited worldwide media but not foreign experts to witness the blowing up last month of tunnels at the site, where it has carried out all six of its nuclear tests.

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"It is up to the US and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises". Another major exercise is due in August. The Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, leaving the two sides in a technical state of war.

Some say Trump's nixing the Iran deal proves to North Korea that an American agreement is not to be trusted.

Moon will be chairing a national security meeting on Thursday to discuss the summit.

At a news conference in Singapore after almost five hours of talks there with Kim, Trump said he "knows for a fact" that North Korea is serious about denuclearization this time and that Kim "wants to do the right thing".

He added, "Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea".

Kim, whose country is subject to a broad range of worldwide sanctions over its illegal weapons program, said he and Trump had "decided to leave the past behind". Trump's announcement appeared to catch the Pentagon and officials in Seoul off guard, and some South Koreans were alarmed. "It's a win for Kim Jong Un".

President Donald Trump said afterwards that sanctions would remain in place for now, but would be lifted once "nukes are no longer a factor".

There was no United States response to the report, but sanctions had not been mentioned in the statement signed by the two leaders at the conclusion of the summit. If U.S. troops in South Korea were to really halt military exercises, he says, it could cause allies to lose confidence in Washington and undermine the entire U.S. military presence in Asia.

The Singapore summit was a major coup for an isolated and heavily sanctioned regime that has long craved global legitimacy, and whose autocratic leader stands accused of murdering opponents and members of his own family. "These hopes should not be extinguished", it said.

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