South Korea Didn't See This Coming - Cortney O'Brien

Who gained and who lost what from the Trump Kim summit

Who gained and who lost what from the Trump Kim summit

His statement follows a report from the New York Times, which criticized the White House for lacking a scientific advisory team.

President Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday in Singapore could be good news for a border city between China and North Korea.

US President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement in Singapore on Tuesday that he will suspend US military drills in South Korea appeared to catch both the Pentagon and the Seoul government flat-footed, and it contradicted a pillar of US Defence Secretary James Mattis's campaign to make US troops more combat-ready.

Reading a statement from Mr Johnson, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman told reporters: "We welcome that President Trump and Kim Jong Un have held a constructive summit, this is an important step towards the stability of a region vital to global economic growth".

North Korea also insists that the USA troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North.

"Certainly, South Korea and Japan since North Korea poses a potential existential threat to them and Russian Federation and China as well as they are both immediate neighbors of the North Korea".

"I hope - but am not yet confident - that (North Korea) will take steps that match the concessions Mr. Trump has already made by ending military exercises in South Korea and granting Mr. Kim legitimacy with this summit", Thomas Countryman, a top arms control official under President Barack Obama, told Reuters.

Speaking about the 32,000-strong United States military contingent based in South Korea, the president said that he would ideally "like to bring them home, but that's not part of the equation right now".

US Forces Korea (USFK), which comprises about 28,500 troops permanently based in South Korea, received no fresh guidance on upcoming joint training exercises, including so-called Ulchi Freedom Guardian scheduled for later this year.

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Issues to be determined included whether it is a temporary or permanent suspension, the level of exercises impacted - all or only major ones - the impact on allies, and whether there are any conditions North Korea must meet before exercises are called off.

At a news conference after the meeting, Trump said he had discussed the abduction issue with Kim, although it was not included in a joint document signed by the two leaders. "For a guy who has heavily criticized the Iran deal and previous agreements with North Korea, Trump's big achievement amounts to much less than those previous agreements". "By granting a meeting with Chairman Kim, President Trump has granted a brutal and repressive dictatorship the global legitimacy it has long craved".

President Donald Trump's claim that he wants to end the "war games" that the USA carries out with South Korea is highly suspicious.

Both Seoul and USA military commanders in the South indicated they had no idea the announcement was coming, and analysts expressed immediate concern.

"At the same time, there needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve North Korea's reasonable security concerns", he added. -North Korea talks as a step away from the war path, independent foreign policy expert Derek Davidson concluded that "Tuesday's "agreement" was nearly entirely free of any substance".

THE FACTS: He's overstating the number of missing service personnel and glossing over the surely impossible odds of locating the remains of "all of the people" more than six decades after the Korean War.

"They've got a long history of double dealing", Hoffman said.

Just three years ago, however, Pelosi sang former President Barack Obama's praises for his negotiations on the now-defunct Iran deal, saying, "I'm confident because of the nature of the agreement".

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