N Korea nuclear disarmament by 2020


While Trump was facing questions at home and among allies about whether he gave away too much in return for too little, North Korean state media heralded claims of a victorious meeting with the US president.

Hannity talks to the President off-camera regularly and Trump makes regular appearances on Fox News programs like "Fox & Friends" and "Justice with Judge Jeanine".

"I am. confident they understand that there will be in-depth verification", Pompeo said, adding that further US talks with North Korea on how and when it will end its nuclear program will resume "sometime in the next week". Absolutely. you used the term major, major disarmament, something like that?

"Only five months ago, based on my conversations with this administration, I thought we were headed down an inexorable path toward a devastating war", Victor Cha, who was considered for the role of United States ambassador to South Korea for nearly a year by the Trump administration before being passed over, wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday.

"I am ... confident they understand that there will be in-depth verification", Pompeo said, adding that the initial agreement between Trump and Kim had not captured all of what had been agreed by the two sides.

Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

Trump has repeatedly touted his role in bringing the reclusive North Korea to the negotiating table, a feat that he says his predecessors were unable to pull off. "And, I'll be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually very one of those countries".

He bristled at questions from reporters about the vague wording of the statement where North Korea "commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" - a promise it has made several times before in the past 25 years and reneged on. "It's possible. We're dealing at a high level, a lot of things can change a lot of things are possible", Trump told him.

There has been deep scepticism about the agreement, with observers saying it lacked detail on how North Korea would give up its nuclear weapons and how that process would be verified.

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For his own part, Mr. Trump committed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.

After months of speculation and threats, Trump on Tuesday met Kim Jong-un on Singapore's Sentosa island. "We're prepared to execute this once we're in a position that we can actually get to a place where we can do it".

Baier countered that Kim has "done some really bad things".

Seoul has expressed concern over Trump's agreement, mentioned in his news conference, to cancel what he called "provocative" and "expensive" joint military exercises with South Korea. He and Mr Trump met on a red carpet in front of a backdrop of equal numbers of USA and North Korean flags at the Capella hotel, a luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island. That's actually a good trade for the United States, but the president apparently sought to deflect domestic opposition by keeping the deal off the books, so to speak. North Korea will of course be demanding that the sanctions be lifted. There's nothing in the joint statement about the ballistic missile threat, which is a key component of the [United Nations] Security Council resolutions. Jong Un is widely suspected of killing of his half-brother.

"I looked at the document and I said, 'Is this for real?'" he said. "If you can do that at 27 years old, I mean that's one in 10,000 that could do that".

"Oh we know that's what you do", Stephen Colbert shot back in a comment on The Late Show. "Has Kim fully disclosed his WMD inventory and what concessions is he asking for to take significant and verifiable steps toward denuclearization?"

"There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

"I want to point out this is not just about North Korea, but also Israel, the US, France, the UK".

'I believe he's going to live up to that document, ' Trump said after a day that included almost 5 hours of face time with Kim.

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