Trump and Kim meet after months of threats and insults

Share

The loot? An interview with President Donald Trump following his recent history talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "We did sanctions and all of the things that you would do", Trump said.

In the wake of Trump's unexpected, nearly offhand comments to reporters, the Pentagon had nothing to say about the future of the war games. "So I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice".

Trump did not mention human rights in his opening remarks at the news conference that followed the two leaders' meeting, giving only a vague answer to a reporter's question about whether his legitimization of Pyongyang betrayed North Korean human rights victims.

The U.S. had rejected such proposals in the past, but North Korea has declared an end to testing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and now Trump appears ready to end exercises while talks are ongoing. He added that the issue requires consultations between the allies.

The US side seeks denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula under terms that give US and global authorities broad power to inspect nuclear reactors in North Korea at any time they choose to verify parts of a potential denuclearization agreement.

North Korea regularly calls the military exercises provocative preparations for a northward invasion, and numerous scariest standoffs in recent years on the Korean Peninsula have happened when the drills were being staged.

And what "exactly was the president committing to?" he added.

More news: Next-gen Xbox consoles in development, Microsoft confirms
More news: $0 Salaries Didn't Hurt Ivanka, Kushner in 2017
More news: Ariana Grande Tweets About Her Happiness After Engagement Reveal!

Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops.

On 'Hannity, ' President Trump takes Americans inside his meeting with Kim Jong Un.

"There is no single change in the suspension of the South-U.S. joint military exercise compared to the past", Nam said.

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said it was "troubling" that Trump had agreed to suspend joint drills without making any reference to North Korea dialling back its conventional military threat.

"There were no surprises", she said.

"The Singapore summit statement is essentially aspirational: no definitions of denuclearisation, no timelines, no details as to verification", Haass said on Twitter.

U.S. Air Force Airmen watch an F-16 Fighting Falcon take off during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17's media day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 20, 2017.

Share