Trump ‘planning’ to call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday

Trump ‘planning’ to call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday

Trump ‘planning’ to call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday

The forum follows the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, held Tuesday in Singapore, in which Kim reaffirmed his country's commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Since the summit, Trump has boasted about his meeting with Kim in unrealistic terms, claiming he'd solved the North Korean nuclear issue and "everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office".

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist said the president is trying to make peace with North Korea but is getting unfairly "vilified" following his summit with Kim Jong Un.

And after the summit, when Trump made the shock announcement that the United States would stop its massive war games with South Korea - a longtime Chinese goal - it was clear that Beijing had made its mark on the proceedings.

Trump has voiced his irritation at USA critics' assessment that the brief pact he and Kim signed at their Singapore summit was not specific enough to ensure an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons development. "You will have nuclear war", he said. And he has destroyed an already collapsing nuclear test site and promised Trump more on other sites. He was clearly oblivious to the fact that he was playing into North Korea's longtime game plan: to emerge as an internationally recognized state, recognized by America and the world - without surrendering all of its nukes.

China "wants to see the United States sow doubts in the minds of our allies in Japan, South Korea and elsewhere, and this is exactly what President Trump did".

When Trump said the last line, he pointed towards the White House, which could suggest that he was referring to his staff. Trump later told CNN he was "kidding".

Trump accepted North Korea deliberately vague language about “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”, with no specific reference to its nuclear weapons
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He also said the meeting with Mr Kim was important. Among men, 55 per cent say Mr Trump made reasonable compromises, while 28 per cent say he gave away too much. "A far more realistic framework", he said on "Democracy Now!", "is an incremental approach ... where we need to ask for the cessation of testing, and make concessions on an incremental basis".

President Trump did not discuss North Korea's long record of cyberattacks against sensitive targets in the US and allied nations.

The newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, The Rodong Sinmun, published an article which said the "unilateral demands" based on military and economic superiority undermine the sound development of global relations.

In a video message Friday defending the nuclear agreement, Trump said the US must seize the chance to avert nuclear conflict "at all costs".

In the video released Friday, Trump says economic sanctions will remain in place, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will work with North Korea in the weeks ahead to craft the details of a denuclearization deal. "They steal our intellectual property using cyber theft".

Trump on Sunday also re-posted one of his tweets from last week that contained multiple, previously unreported photographs from the G7 summit showing Trump smiling and seeming comfortable with other world leaders. "I don't think we know enough to challenge or celebrate". But he also maintained that the Trump-Kim meeting had reduced the chance of conflict even if it was only a "modest start".

Trump was met with criticism this week after footage surfaced of him saluting a North Korean general.

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