Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

S.Korea president: Singapore agreement will end Cold War

S.Korea president: Singapore agreement will end Cold War

Experts have said that Kim's meeting with Trump in SIngapore has been necessitated by the fact that other trade embargoes by individual countries such as the United States, Japan and China have shut down the last remaining engines of factory led growth in the country.

North Korea's state-run news agency hailed the summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un as "epoch-making" and claimed that Trump agreed to lift sanctions on Pyongyang, USA Today reports. "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should", he said.

He's convinced the North Koreans know much more about where the remains are than they've revealed before. The North has traditionally railed against the joint exercises and charged that they are practice for an invasion.

He praised Mr Trump and Mr Kim for their "courage and determination" not to settle for "that outdated and familiar reality but to take a daring step towards change". We fly in bombers from Guam. "I thought they were very provocative". "I think this time what's different is we trust the two leaders, President Trump and Chairman Kim. At some point, I hope it will be, but not right now".

Also, the USA forces stationed at South Korea admitted that Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command had given them "no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and hence will continue to coordinate with their Seoul counterparts and maintain their current positions until further notice.

Since he was on the campaign trail, Trump has called on Seoul to pay much more for the upkeep of the USFK and has ordered USA negotiators to make sure that Seoul pays over 1.5 times more than its current annual share of W960.2 billion (US$1=W1,078). His description of the drills as "provocative", gave the impression that he was distancing himself from the US and South Korea's stance that they are "defensive in nature".

Trump's remarks also caused confusion among his Republican allies on Capitol Hill.

"It will lead other dictators to think that however small a country they might run, they only need to focus on quickly building a nuclear weapons arsenal so that they can be an equal to the US", he said. He spoke with Trump by phone on Monday, the South Korean presidential Blue House said, but gave no immediate details of the conversation.

While the president and Kim signed a document committing to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, no methods of verification were provided in the agreement.

Mattis was not among the surprised, according to a spokeswoman.

"In the macro sense, denuclearization is a great thing", Davis said.

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