President Trump downplayed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime's history of human rights abuse and killing in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier that aired Wednesday night, and suggested he sensed a "chemistry" between himself and the dictator.
Despite tough US talk before the summit about "complete" and "verifiable" denuclearization, the vaguely worded 1 1/2-page document Trump and Kim signed doesn't include that language and essentially represents "tacit approval" of North Korea's nuclear program, said Jeffery Lewis, director of the East Asia Non-Proliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, California.
He also noted that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has clearly been identified to lead future negotiations with a North Korean counterpart and that Mr. Trump separately said National Security Adviser John R. Bolton "will be working on the denuclearization issue, which is very positive". The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll was conducted online in English, between June 12-13 in the United States. A Democratic senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, said of the outcome of the Singapore summit: "Kim's gulags, public executions, planned starvation, are legitimized on the world stage..."
Now a top analyst with United States Institute of Peace, Mr. Yun told CNN on Tuesday that halting joint U.S. And so do the North Koreans.
"Sanctions played a big role, but they'll come off at that point, I hope it's going to be soon", he said, adding he looked forward to taking them off.
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"For now, there still is a need to find out the exact meaning and intention of President Trump's remarks", a spokesman for South Korea's presidential office said, reacting to the surprise announcement.
He added that it would be impossible to verify completely whether North Korea completely denuclearized.
Trump, Kim arrive for US-North Korea summit
The US president hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons. Lee said earlier that Singapore's government will gladly pay the $20 million it cost to host the summit.
The two men held a 40-minute meeting, followed by a signing of a joint statement in which they agreed to the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
The president said there was no tit-for-tat deal with Pyongyang where there is denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for an end to US military exercises with South Korea.
"I suppose you could argue semantics, but let me assure you that it's in the document", Pompeo said on Wednesday.
And given the size and scope of Pyongyang's program, will Trump also demand an agreement with them include the removal of all nuclear weapons material, including research, development, and raw materials, and does not include any "sunset clauses" on the resumption of enrichment work?
"It's a mistake to see attacks on the media as separate from those things", said Jay Rosen, a New York University journalism professor.
"I had a very good meeting with the G7 and I left left the meeting", Trump corrected. -South Korean exercises appeared off-limits under the new guidance. It's unclear whether the president informed US allies in the region of his plan to end the "war games", as he called them, prior to his declaration.
Tokyo has reacted with concern at Trump's plans to cancel military exercises with South Korea, saying such drills are vital for East Asian security.