Monday, 24 September, 2018

Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit, says Pence

People watch a TV screen showing file footage People watch a TV screen showing file footage of President Donald Trump left and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Orlando Vargas | 22 May, 2018, 09:54

Moon's government led efforts to resume dialogue with North Korea and gave enthusiastic accounts of its encounters with Kim, spurring Trump to accept an offer of a first-ever meeting between USA and North Korean presidents.

"Trump does not deserve a Nobel, because, well, I'm pretty sure that threatening national genocide at the United Nations - "totally destroy North Korea" - is a disqualifier".

Though in the last week there have been some heated threats from North Korean officials to pull out of the upcoming June 12 summit with President Donald Trump, it appears that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still going ahead with closing down his nuclear testing facility.

Another key geopolitical player is China, whom Trump recently surmised influenced the statements coming out of Pyongyang casting doubt on the Singapore summit. Several diplomats who know Bolton have told me they believe Bolton was purposefully trying to sabotage the prospect for peace when he remarked last month that the denuclearization of North Korea should follow the "Libya model"-a 2003 disarmament agreement that left Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi vulnerable to a 2011 NATO bombing campaign that ended with his death".

Analysts at the US -based North Korea-monitoring website 38 North appeared to back up Kim's claim in a April 30 report saying they see evidence that "the two mountainous areas accessible by the South and West Portals remain viable, and could support future underground nuclear testing if there were to be a political decision to do so".

The coin announces Kim's title as "supreme leader", despite there being no official position with that name in North Korea.

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Today, President Trump revealed more details about the meeting and tweeted: "On China, barriers and tariffs come down for first time". I'm happy to help; it's spelled "Orwellian Gangster Tyrant Kim Jong-Un".

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Macron spoke as the Commission, which negotiates trade matters on behalf of the bloc, published a law preparing retaliation. The nuclear deal removed most global sanctions in 2016 in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme.


But the sessions in China, which Mr Trump pursued aggressively, have been placed on hold while both sides say they are continuing to thrash out a trade deal.

There is real doubt as to whether that would be a beneficial deal from the American perspective; it would certainly be worse than the Iran deal, which did not require USA concessions outside the nuclear arena. 1, 2017, shows a pre-existing small slide on North Korea's Mt. Mantap.

Klaas said: "Kim Jong-un has continued his family's longstanding goal of acquiring nuclear weapons as a trump card to stop military action against their dynastic regime", he told HuffPost UK.

The North's official media slammed the drills again on Tuesday.

North Korea also bashed the Trump administration's comparison of North Korea, a country believed to be in possession of a functional nuclear arsenal, to Libya, a country which forfeited its nuclear program in the early stages of nuclear development. Denuclearization programs are measured in months, not days, and for North Korea, which has already demonstrated thermonuclear capability, it would likely take years to dismantle and verify that it had abandoned its atomic efforts, should it agree to do so.

Last week, Trump had been in Beijing for a three-day summit over US-Chinese trade deals.

"Trump would have been well aware of Bolton's hawkish stance when hiring him, and Bolton is now effectively playing the role of 'bad cop, '" Nam said. Washington denies the bombers were part of the drills.

Trump has of late talked up his work on North Korea, crediting himself with creating the conditions for talks through a hardline policy. "That's Trump's negotiation strategy".

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