Dem derides Trump claim he prevented NKorea war

Dem derides Trump claim he prevented NKorea war

Dem derides Trump claim he prevented NKorea war

He also said if it were not for him, "we would, right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea". It's hosted high-level global gatherings before, including a World Economic Forum meeting in Hanoi in September and an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang in 2017, which was attended by world leaders including Trump.

Motorcyclists travel along a road in Da Nang, Vietnam in this November 11, 2017 file photo.What's in it for Vietnam?

Vietnam and North Korea share a bitter historical enmity with the United States; Pyongyang even sent air force personnel to assist the North Vietnamese communists in their crushing victory over the USA -backed South Vietnamese Army. It built a new global airport terminal in May 2017 and has invested millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades.

Moon has invested his personal prestige in the North Korean peace process and is keen to cement much closer economic relations with the North, but has been stymied by the slower pace of rapprochement between Washington and Pyongyang.

"I would love for Da Nang to be the host", said Huynh Tan Vinh, the city's tourism association chairman.

Kim accompanied North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Yong-chol when he visited Washington on January 18 for talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump met Kim in Singapore on June 12 in the first summit between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader. Private analysts reviewing commercial satellite imagery have assessed that the North is still developing nuclear and missile technology despite suspending tests.

It also noted that the Trump administration thinks that Vietnam is a political and economic model that North Korea can emulate. Huynh Tan Vinh, the resort's director, said the city would be a better choice than Hanoi for logistical and security reasons.

"We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom - and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair", Trump said. The French landed there in 1858 and the U.S. marines in 1965.

"Vietnam has cooperated well with the United States in economic development and trade relations, as well as in many other areas", he noted. Vietnamese government leaders have held official meetings with both Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Since US sanctions were lifted in 1994, Vietnam has become one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies.

Hang said Vietnam was willing to make positive contributions in collaboration with other stakeholders for a successful US-Korea summit.

"The summit will help the world understand more about Vietnam".

"Your country can replicate this path". Both are fewer than 2,000 miles from North Korea's capital of Pyongyang-an even shorter hop from North Korea than Singapore.

"The miracle could be yours", Pompeo said, addressing Kim.

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