North Korea Poses No Nuclear Threat, Despite Weapons

Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018

At their first summit in April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's Kim Jong Un pledged to take a number of steps to promote Korean reconciliation.

A exhausted President Trump emerged from Air Force One earlier Wednesday, having returned to the USA after his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!"

Jimmy Kimmel opened his "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" monologue on Tuesday night by laying into President Trump over his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It's a awful regime, they've done bad things and they've been deceitful in the past", Ryan said. Fears of conflict were particularly acute after Trump called Kim "Rocket Man" and Kim pledged to "tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". North Korea is a real and present threat. The two sides promised to hold follow-up negotiations.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

Now it appears the North Koreans are trying to seize on this confusion to put forth a favorable summit narrative - or rather, one even more favorable than "U.S. president legitimizes North Korean dictator". He added, "I am equally confident that they understand there will be in-depth verification".

Trump used Twitter posts to reject criticisms and say "great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea".

Trump's tweets pointed to one of the chief gains at the summit from the U.S. point of view - that its scheduling and the establishing of a relationship between the President and Kim have eased fears that the two sides are on a slide toward a disastrous war.

With a handshake that lasted for about 13 seconds, North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday scripted history during the first-ever and much-awaited meeting between the two countries.

Joint military exercises between USA and South Korean troops have long angered Pyongyang.

Hay also reported that South Korea is "caught by surprise" at Trump's decision to halt the military exercises between the two allies. "We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time", he said.

North Korea's official media brought a large number of reporters and camera operators to Singapore for the Kim trip, and they had access to various locations that were denied to media from elsewhere in the world.

"Otto did not die in vain". US President Donald Trump arrived at the venue just 60 seconds before the summit was to begin.

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer faulted Trump's agreement with Kim as short on details, saying the United States gave up "substantial leverage".

Despite the lack of detail, or binding terms in the joint statement agreed with Kim - which has alarmed a majority of observers of the nuclear standoff - Trump struck a resolutely bullish tone.

"We had a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind and we are about to sign the historic document", Kim said through a translator.

Some more major exchanges, such as joint economic projects or infrastructure development, remain restricted by worldwide sanctions on Pyongyang.

The video, and Mr. Trump's embrace of Kim, has concerned many who point to his abysmal human rights record.