President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

China felt surprised when Trump agreed to meet with Kim, and a direct meeting between the two leaders have made China uneasy because China was a player in the armistice.

"I have solved that problem", Trump said. At the meeting, they signed a loose commitment to denuclearization. The United States has 28,500 troops stationed in the South and conducts joint military exercises there throughout the year. Nevertheless, how the real world will work after the summit remains to be seen.

"We've legitimized a brutal dictator who's starved his own people", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Tuesday.

But, asked why he had praised Kim at all, given his history of rights abuses and the death of USA student Otto Warmbier after he fell into a coma in North Korean custody, Trump set up a stark choice. USA officials said it is unclear what types of training involving US and South Korean troops might constitute "war games" Trump wants halted.

"You know why? Because I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family", the president told reporters when asked why he compliments Kim. "If there's a chance at peace, if there's a chance to end the awful threat of nuclear conflict, then we must pursue it at all cost", the USA president said. A North Korean general saluted Trump, and the president saluted him in return.

A senior Blue House official told local reporters on condition of anonymity that although nothing has been decided yet, whether to halt the South Korea-U.S. war games would be announced soon or in the near future through close consultations between Seoul and Washington.

Kim Yong-nam conveyed Kim Jong Un's "sincere regards" and "absolute support of the people of Russian Federation", handing a personal message to Putin from the North Korean leader.

Concerns about North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons reached a peak last year, during Trump's first year in office, as the North conducted more tests and Trump and Kim aimed fiery rhetoric at each other. "If there's a chance at peace, if there's a chance to end the terrible threat of nuclear conflict, then we must pursue it at all costs", he said. He changed his mind after news photographs showing the signed agreement text appeared on television. "He gave us a lot", the President added. Chol saluted. Trump saluted back.

Since the summit, Trump has sought to label the outcome as a decisive diplomatic victory, but experts say there's still a long way to go. From that point until the moment Trump left Singapore, everything he did and said was created to make clear that he respected Kim and wanted to get a denuclearization deal done.

US and South Korean forces have trained together for decades, and routinely rehearse everything from beach landings in the North to pre-emptive "decapitation" strikes targeting the North Korean regime. "He said no. Do you think it would be a good thing to speak to him, maybe?"

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