Chosun Ilbo: Singapore most likely to host Trump-Kim summit

09 May, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Bert Pena
  • People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump right and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul South Korea

The Peace House at the DMZ was the venue for a meeting last month between Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Pyongyang rejected Trump's claims that crippling sanctions forced the regime to the negotiating table and said the United States should not "deliberately provoke" them by deploying strategic assets in South Korea and bringing up human rights issues, KCNA, the North's official news agency said Sunday, Reuters reported.

"Pyongyang Time" was created as tensions between the authoritarian country and the USA grew over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program and worldwide sanctions aimed at dismantling it.

Trump has vowed to maintain his approach of "maximum pressure" on the North in the lead up to the talks, claiming they are the reason behind Pyongyang coming to the negotiating table.

Trump said on May 4 that the summit's location and timing were already set and would be announced "soon". However, Pyongyang will hold on to its nuclear arsenal to be able to respond to any nuclear threat or provocation, according to the state KCNA news agency.

According to a report in South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, the two leaders would most likely meet in Singapore in the third week of June after the G-7 summit in Canada.

The hotline was set up on April 20, a week before the historic summit between Moon and Kim on April 27 on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom where Moon and Kim signed a Panmunjom Declaration in which the two Koreas "confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula".

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The US and China are competing against each other, and Taiwan could easily become the US' chess piece, the lawmaker said. The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior USA and CCP officials last week.

The U.S. and China would also oversee the complex and years-long peace process that could end with a U.S. withdrawal from the Korean Peninsula, said Korea analyst Barry Blechman of the Stimson Center in Washington.

Describing Pyongyang's recent move as a "sign of weakness" would "not be conducive" to talks, and may "bring the situation back to square one", he added. "It's all agreed to", the president told mediapersons at the White House on Friday. Those details await Kim and President Donald Trump, who are expected to meet in the coming weeks.

Not everyone is convinced North Korea will give up all its nuclear weapons though, with some experts still very skeptical.

"I think you can hope for the best, but we have to prepare for the worst".

North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

Trump hinted at their impending release last week, tweeting, "Stay tuned!"

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