Former propaganda artists for North Korea denounce Trump-Kim meeting

Merkley Trump Kim summit a'colossal disappointment

U.S. President Donald Trump brought some early '90s-era Hollywood pizzazz to his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, by showing him a four-minute trailer video laying out the stakes of their historic summit. Neither the USA nor the South Korean government would confirm that the Trump administration warned President Moon Jae-in ahead of time about the decision to suspend exercises. "I've done great at it", Trump said. Whether Trump's claim that Kim is devoted to the process remains to be seen.

Trump, who praised Kim and hailed the summit as a success while he was still in Singapore, said that he feels "very little" disappointment that he didn't secure a bigger commitment from Kim as part of the talks.

But Rocky Kim says Trump failed by not pushing him to commit to a timeline for getting rid of nuclear weapons, calling it a "painted peace to show to the world".

The Trump administration is also dealing with a North Korea that has a much more sophisticated nuclear weapons program, with more powerful warheads and more accurate intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson told VOA he is concerned about no verification of what the North Koreans will do about missile technology in the DPRK, no detail of nuclear reduction, the peace treaty and human rights. He said it would "increase the pressure on Iran" to give up its nuclear infrastructure and capabilities.

Geng dismissed accusations from Trump that Beijing has been easing up on the sanctions, saying it is following United Nations sanctions "comprehensively, accurately and strictly". The agreement required Iran to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for relief from global sanctions.

"With respect to human rights, the whole point, the priority of this meeting was on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and making sure we have verifiable denuclearization", Locke said.


Trump added in his remarks on Tuesday that the deal "cannot be renegotiated in any way".

During a press conference after the summit, Trump expressed confidence that Kim will follow through on his commitments and that the denuclearization process would be completed as physically and mechanically fast as possible.

By meeting with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday in front of thousands of journalists and photographers, Trump has already given the regime a carrot it long sought, and he threw in an additional concession by suspending US military exercises with South Korea. Now, with Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un, the tables have been turned.

In the future, expert counsel on Kim's intentions may clash with Trump's positive perception of the North Korean leader. Maybe I am just another "hater and loser" - but parsing what we know thus far, it is hard to see what we have achieved for the North Korean people or the safety of the world in exchange for pardoning Kim.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un leave after signing documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going. He called the regular training sessions between USA and South Korean forces "very provocative" and costly.

"I'm determined that Japan will have to directly face North Korea and resolve [the abductions] bilaterally", Abe told reporters.

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