Yes, Trump Talked About Human Rights With Kim Jong Un - Katie Pavlich

13 June, 2018, 02:28 | Author: Bert Pena
  • US troops in South Korea

"We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money", Trump told reporters, adding he had agreed to stop the "war games" because he considers them "very provocative". Picture: AAPDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un shared handshakes and smiles during the historic meeting in Singapore.

"This is a slave state with 25 million prisoners and a gulag system hundreds of thousands of people wide", Shapiro said on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

North Korea also serves as a valuable buffer state between China and US forces in South Korea.

Still, he credited the summit for starting a diplomatic process between North Korea and the United States.

North Korea has a long history of reneging on agreements about its nuclear program and the nation remains technically at war the U.S. "The guy's a tin-pot dictator, and treating him as though he's an equal world leader seems to me counterproductive", Shapiro said.

But others point out that there would be little good to come from the US president publicly bashing Kim while attempting diplomacy, and suggest that this is Trump's way of buttering up the brutal dictator.

The announcement took South Korean officials by surprise.

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"It was discussed. It will be discussed more in the future - human rights", Trump said.

"Unfortunately, we do not know if Kim has made a strategic decision to denuclearise and it is unclear if further negotiations will lead to the end goal of denuclearisation", said Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at Washington's Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank.

Moon also said that the region can not "depend just on the North Korea-U.S. talks" and that South Korea must be included in any possible future negotiations that emerge from Tuesday's summit.

Kelly Magsamen, a national security specialist with the Center for American Progress, said Tuesday's agreement contained no specific commitments by North Korea. North Korea historically has called for the removal of the United States "nuclear umbrella" over South Korea and Japan.

Speaking at a news conference after the summit, he called the military drills "tremendously expensive". President Donald Trump seems to have made an agreement to cease war games in the Korean Peninsula without consulting US military leaders or South Korean allies. Last year, it involved about 17,500 USA service members, drawing in 3,000 from outside South Korea. Outside analysts believe the North objects to the drills because it must spend precious resources on its own war games and troop movements.

It also included a pledge to improve relations between the two countries, which remain technically at war after the Korean War ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

"This is just a beginning and there may be many difficulties ahead, but we will never go back to the past again and never give up on this bold journey", Moon said in a statement from his office.

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