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07.09.2018 - 05:47 [ VOAnews.com ]

US Report: Trump Promised to Sign Off on Ending Korean War

(30.8.2018) Investigative news outlet Vox cited „multiple sources familiar with the negotiations“ as saying Trump made the promise during his summit with Kim in Singapore in June.

The report said Trump made the promise and later qualified it by asking North Korea to dismantle most of its nuclear arsenal first.

19.08.2018 - 02:21 [ Press TV ]

Trump says has ‘nothing to lose’ in meeting with foreign leaders: It’s a good thing!

Trump released a nearly minute-long video on Twitter on Saturday, defending his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“I’ve said for a long time, if you’re president, you should meet with foreign leaders. You have nothing to lose and you have a lot to gain,” he said. „Nothing bad can happen, it’s only going to be positive, especially if your president knows what he’s doing.“

25.07.2018 - 14:42 [ Korea Times ]

Trump pleased as North Korea seen dismantling launch site parts

“We’re all pursuing the denuclearization of North Korea and a new future of prosperity, security and peace on the Korean Peninsula and all of Asia,“ Trump told a VFW convention in Kansas City, Missouri. “New images just today show that North Korea has begun the process of dismantling a key missile site and we appreciate that. We had a fantastic meeting with Chairman Kim, and it seems to be going very well.“

23.06.2018 - 10:07 [ Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair ]

“I Don’t Expect Bolton to Last Much Longer”: How Mike Pompeo Won the Trump-Kim Summit

After the crucible of the Trump-Kim summit, it seems clear that Pompeo has been elevated, and Bolton diminished, by the president’s sudden love affair with Pyongyang. But Pompeo will also be the first to fall “if this thing goes to shit.”

21.06.2018 - 18:49 [ CNBC ]

What US Korean War veterans think of the Trump-Kim summit

More than 35,000 Americans perished on the Korean peninsula between 1950 and 1953, in a fight that pitted the communist North Korea, backed by China and the Soviet Union, against the U.S. and United Nations-backed South.
The breakthrough reached between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore on June 12 carries tremendous weight for surviving Korean War veterans and the families of those who were lost.
The veterans expressed their hopes for a united and peaceful Korean peninsula, while maintaining caution when it came to trusting the North Korean regime.

18.06.2018 - 13:09 [ Daily Pakistan ]

The Xi-Trump Partnership: Can North Korea Denuclearization Be Replicated in South Asia?

To be sure, unlike the two Koreas, Pakistan and India are two different nations, with two different histories and national stories, and some shared attributes like all other neighbors. But the Pak-India conflict offers some similarities to the Korean conflict in terms of complexity and insolvability. Both conflicts involve emotions, ideologies, and nuclear weapons. China and the United States are important outside players in both cases; both conflicts appear impossible to resolve, and both have wider implications for the region and the world.

17.06.2018 - 23:35 [ Gerry Condon / antikrieg.com ]

Veteranen begrüßen Fortschritte für den Frieden in Korea

Veterans For Peace (Veteranen für Frieden) sind hocherfreut, dass auf der koreanischen Halbinsel der Frieden ausbricht. Wir gratulieren dem koreanischen Volk, das nach Frieden und Einheit rief, und wir applaudieren seinen Führern, die zugehört und mutig gehandelt haben.

16.06.2018 - 20:44 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Trump-Kim summit leaves Japan struggling with outdated strategy

The friendly meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday points to a change in Japan’s role in the Korean Peninsula issue. To be specific, Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and now is just a bystander.

15.06.2018 - 14:03 [ CNN ]

Poll: North Korea summit was a good idea and helped Trump

Most American adults say that the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was a good idea, according to a Monmouth poll released Thursday.
The seven-in-10 who say it’s a good idea is up from 63% in late April, including 93% of Republicans, 74% of independents, and 49% of Democrats. Only 20% say it was a bad idea.

14.06.2018 - 11:48 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

American media fail to grasp full picture of Trump-Kim summit

North Korea and China do support if South Korea and the US end their military drills, however, should the US be upset only because Pyongyang and Beijing are happy? Negotiation is about finding biggest common ground instead of imposing conditions on others through tricks and intimidation.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have never been lower. North Korea has suspended its nuclear and missile tests, scrapped its nuclear test site, and repeatedly promised to work for complete denuclearization. Back to the second half of 2017, when there were the most serious tensions and hostilities between the two countries, the US society wouldn’t believe today’s progress possible. How can the US „lose“ when there are so many visible achievements?

13.06.2018 - 16:10 [ Democracy Now ]

Rep. Ro Khanna: If U.S.-North Korea Summit Happened Under Obama, Democrats Would Be Cheering

„My disagreement with Senator Schumer in that letter is that’s basically parroting the talking points of John Bolton, saying that we should not engage in any diplomacy or make any concessions without complete denuclearization. That’s just not realistic. A far more realistic framework is what Bill Perry has advocated in the 1990s and worked on, which is an incremental approach, where we need to look at our joint military exercises, as the president has, where we need to ask for the cessation of testing, and make concessions on an incremental basis. And that’s what I think has begun with this process.“

13.06.2018 - 13:17 [ Reuters ]

Commentary: Whatever happens next, the Trump-Kim summit is a win

In the end, diplomacy can work – as a process, not an event. There is no Big Bang theory of nuclear diplomacy. If no further progress is made toward peace on the Korean peninsula, all this – the back-and-forth, the Moon-Kim meetings, the Singapore summit itself – is at worst another good start that faded. It is more likely, however, a turning point.

13.06.2018 - 11:08 [ Xinhua ]

China welcomes DPRK-U.S. summit achievements

„We wish and support the two sides to implement the consensus reached by the two leaders, promote follow-up consultations, further consolidate and expand the achievements, and make the political settlement of the peninsula issue a sustainable and irreversible process,“ it said.

„As a neighbor of the peninsula and an important party of the issue, China stands ready to work with other relevant parties toward denuclearization and the establishment of a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula.“

13.06.2018 - 10:17 [ Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen ]

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America

The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States as an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

As the Secretary-General noted in letters to both leaders before the Summit, the road ahead requires cooperation, compromise and a common cause. Implementing today’s and previous agreements reached, in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions, will require patience and support from the global community.

13.06.2018 - 09:52 [ Rodong Sinmun ]

Historic First DPRK-U.S. Summit Meeting and Talks Held

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers‘ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, held the summit meeting and talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, at Sentosa Island of Singapore on June 12, 2018 for the first time in the histories of the two countries.

13.06.2018 - 09:48 [ Rodong Sinmun ]

Joint Statement from Kim Jong Un and Trump after Summit

The following is a joint statement of the Singapore summit signed by Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, on June 12:

12.06.2018 - 14:53 [ Mainichi.jp ]

Full text of US-North Korea joint statement in Singapore

Having acknowledged that the U.S.-DPRK summit — the first in history — was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.-DPRK summit.

12.06.2018 - 14:48 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Promote complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula with further efforts

Is the result of this summit reliable? Since there is no expression such as „complete,“ „verifiable“ or „irreversible denuclearization“ in the joint statement, some people from the US and South Korea may think the declaration is „not thorough enough“ and still doubt whether North Korea would eventually abandon its nuclear program. But the correct response should be promoting the thorough implementation of the agreement through continuous efforts.

Did anyone dare to believe that such a summit can actually take place half a year ago? A certain force is pushing such seemingly impossible things toward becoming possible.

This force is the new logic of international politics in the 21st century.

12.06.2018 - 04:57 [ CNN ]

Trump hails ‚excellent relationship‘ with Kim, turning historic corner

„Excellent relationship,“ he said as he emerged from one-on-one talks after 38 minutes.
Trump’s threats to politely walk out of the meeting if his expectations were unmet did not materialize. Instead he predicted he could „solve a big problem, a big dilemma“ alongside his new partner.
„Working together, we’ll get it taken care of,“ Trump said.

11.06.2018 - 18:16 [ Bloomberg ]

Kim Jong Un Surprises Crowds in Singapore With Late-Night Tour

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled and waved to a cheering crowd during a surprise late-night tour of Singapore on the eve of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

About 100 reporters and Singapore residents shouted his name and took pictures with phones as Kim visited Marina Bay Sands resort, famed for its rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.

11.06.2018 - 15:13 [ Straits Times ]

Kim Jong Un invites Donald Trump to second summit in North Korea in July: Report

According to South Korean daily Joongang Ilbo, citing a source in Singapore, Mr Kim has invited Mr Trump to North Korea to hold a second summit in July.
The invitation was in a letter written by Mr Kim to Mr Trump and hand delivered by Mr Kim’s right-hand man, General Kim Yong Chol, to the White House on June 1.

11.06.2018 - 15:04 [ Weißes Haus ]

Statement Regarding the Summit Between the United States and North Korea

The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected.

President Donald J. Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Following the initial greeting, President Trump and Chairman Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch.

11.06.2018 - 13:57 [ Japan Times ]

U.S. weighs ‘fundamentally different’ approach to North Korea as two look to bridge gaps ahead of historic Trump-Kim summit

Pompeo said the pre-summit talks were “moving quite rapidly” and that he believed “they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated.”

“These discussions will set a framework for the hard work that will follow,” Pompeo said.

“In each of these countries there are only two people who can make decisions of this magnitude and those are the two people who will be sitting in the room tomorrow,” he added.

11.06.2018 - 13:17 [ Economic Times ]

Peaceful North Korea can expand India’s Act East markets: Observers

„India has stepped up its focus on East Asia as well as ASEAN and any addition of an emerging market like North Korea will be most beneficial for the country’s expanding export-oriented industries,“ said a trade source.

India’s Act East Policy, that was introduced by the Modi government, focusses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region.

11.06.2018 - 13:03 [ CNBC ]

Asian shares edge higher amid trade tensions and ahead of central bank meetings

Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a summit on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew his support for the final G-7 communique.
The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are also due to meet later in the week.

11.06.2018 - 11:21 [ Times of India ]

Trump-Kim summit: China gets jittery about North Korea’s intentions

Yet as Kim prepares to finally meet Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, some analysts say Beijing appears to be getting a sudden case of the jitters.

They say the Chinese leaders, who are unused to being on the outside looking in, are growing anxious about whether they can keep their Cold War-era ally firmly in its current orbit around China. Leaders in Beijing are worried, experts say, that Kim might try to counterbalance China’s influence by embracing the United States, North Korea’s longtime enemy.

10.06.2018 - 18:53 [ Japan Times ]

Abe eager to hold summit with North Korea to resolve decades-old abduction issue

“I’m determined to resolve the abduction issue through direct talks between our country and North Korea,” he said at a press conference to wrap up his visits to the United States and Canada. “I strongly hope that major results will be achieved” at a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slated for Tuesday in Singapore, Abe added.

10.06.2018 - 14:54 [ Ministerpräsident von Singapur ]

MFA Press Statement: Meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un, 10 June 2018

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un today. This is the first meeting between the two leaders.

10.06.2018 - 12:40 [ Premierminister von Singapur / Youtube ]

Preparations for the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit

PM Lee Hsien Loong visited officers from the SAF and Home Team, and toured the International Media Centre set up by the Ministry of Communications and Information at the F1 Pit Building on 10 June 2018. These were part of the preparations for the DPRK-US Singapore Summit taking place on 12 June 2018.

10.06.2018 - 10:16 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Singapore-bound plane possibly carrying Kim Jong-un

A Chinese private jet is on its way to Singapore from North Korea… possibly carrying Kim Jong-un to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. According to flight-tracking website Flightradar24,… the Air China plane took off from Pyongyang Airport at around 8.30 a.m.,… after arriving from Beijing earlier in the morning. The site says the plane initially reported that it was bound for Beijing… but as it neared the Chinese capital it changed its flight number… and its destination.

09.06.2018 - 19:46 [ Arirang News ]

Singaporean FM says Kim, Trump will arrive in Singapore on Sunday: Report

Let’s start with the North Korea-U.S. summit. Singapore’s top diplomat arrived in Beijing on Saturday after visiting Pyongyang. China’s state-run media outlet CCTV is reporting he told them U.S. President Donald Trump AND North Korean leader Kim Jong-un WILL arrive in Singapore on Sunday. Vivian Balakrishnan spent two days in North Korea to discuss logistics, security and other details of the summit with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho.

07.06.2018 - 10:16 [ Slate.com ]

It Sure Looks Like John Bolton Is Trying to Sabotage the North Korea Talks

(16.5.2018) That hasn’t stopped North Korean first vice foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan from accusing the U.S. of trying to “drive us into a corner.” In a press statement, Kim said, “prior to the DPRK-U.S. summit, unbridled remarks provoking the other side of dialogue are recklessly made in the U.S. and I am totally disappointed as these constitute extremely unjust behavior.” He specifically took aim at National Security Adviser John Bolton and his “assertions of so-called Libya mode of nuclear abandonment.”

02.06.2018 - 09:53 [ Yonhap ]

Security forum opens in Singapore amid focus on N. Korea

Asia’s key defense forum opened in Singapore on Friday, with North Korea’s nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point.

The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism about a historic breakthrough in efforts to denuclearize North Korea and formally end the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace treaty.

31.05.2018 - 09:45 [ CBS News / Yyoutube ]

North Korean official Kim Yong Chol arrives in U.S. for summit talks

High-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol landed in New York on Wednesday for talks about a potential summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. He’s the most senior North Korean official to visit the U.S. since 2000. CBS News State Department reporter Kylie Atwood joins CBSN to discuss.