Human Rights Pushed Aside at Trump-Kim Summit

13 June, 2018, 03:47 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Alone time Trump Kim Jong Un ditch aides to meet 1 on 1

US President Donald Trump speaks to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un before their expanded bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

Pompeo tweeted shortly after the summit ended Tuesday that he'd telephoned South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Just a year ago Trump and Kim were hurling insults at one another and battling over the size of their respective "red buttons" that had the potential to launch a nuclear war.

President Trump says North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made an "unwavering commitment" to complete denuclearization after an historic meeting in Singapore.

The State Department is declining to release any additional information about the calls.

After their lunch, the two men took a walk past reporters and Trump said that they were headed to "a signing", giving little details about the document itself.

The annual South Korea-U.S. military drills are carried out twice in spring and fall.

Many lawmakers from both parties, while unready to declare the summit a diplomatic victory or defeat, remained skeptical the USA could successfully negotiate a deal toward peace with Kim - but are letting the process play out. But the North has long sought an end to the United States military presence in the South, where Washington has around 28,000 troops stationed to protect it from its neighbour.

Donald Trump also said Kim Jong Un has accepted his invitation to visit the White House sometime in the future.

Trump and Kim planned to meet one on one for most of an hour- joined only by interpreters.

"I showed it because I really want him to do something", Trump said.

As the two flags hung side-by-side in the backdrop for the first time ever, both Kim and Trump expressed hope that their summit would be fruitful.

President Donald Trump's announcement that the USA will stop military exercises with South Korea startled Tokyo and Seoul, unsettled United States lawmakers, and took at least some parts of the Pentagon by surprise.

With Trump, however, Rodman said, things changed because he understood that people of North Korea have a heart and a soul.

We're provided two videos as the news flows out of the Singapore meeting.

"Well, US State Department still thinks Singapore is in Malaysia", said Twitter user @BrioS_BRxV.

Kim said that "it was not an easy path here", but went on to say that "we've overcome everything and come to this place".

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