Will the Singapore summit be the beginning of a new era?

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 13, 2018

Score one for China, America's rival.

The cancellation is seen as a significant concession to North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted US President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the US, and the US president has accepted Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported Tuesday. Many analysts believe the deal slowed North Korea's nuclear progress by years. Trump briefly called off the summit a few weeks ago before agreeing again to the meeting.

Although Trump claimed credit on Tuesday evening for the breakthrough - saying "a different president" had put relations on a more productive course - Bishop said on Wednesday morning that the sanctions had been an important catalyst in drawing Kim to the table. Adding that meet was "very, very, very good", Trump said both the countries have an "excellent relationship". The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting US concessions before any moves by the North.

"We can only determine the success of this meeting by the outcomes, and that will take some time", she said. It's a resounding success for Kim - and one that is likely to be exploited back home for political goal.

On Wednesday the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, said the suspension of war games - a surprise concession offered by the United States president on Tuesday night that caught South Korea by surprise - was not in the official declaration but "the president spoke about it in answer to a question at a press conference". "And they're not ready if they can not exercises".

According to Bossert, now an ABC News contributor, the summit paved a path toward the recovery of POW/MIA remains, the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the replacement of the Korean Armistice Agreement, and the ultimate recognition of the North Korean regime.

At the heart of negotiations was the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula in exchange for "security guarantees" for the North's mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un.

No official announcement has yet to be made about whether North Korea made an agreement concerning nuclear testing or research, as Trump mentioned in his tweet.

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"An audience of one", the official added.

South Korea, meanwhile, appeared to have been blindsided by Trump's change of heart on war games.

A spokesman with Moon's office, who asked not to be identified to discuss internal deliberations, said the government was still trying to understand Trump's "exact meaning or intentions" with the military freeze. We are yet to understand what North Korea means by denuclearisation. "North Korea had rice and medicine aid from the United States and other countries before, but that did not trickle down to ordinary people", said Ms Park Hyun Sook, a defector who spoke to relatives in the North by phone last Saturday. For one thing, North Korea's commitment on "complete denuclearization" is simply a repeat of its previous promise from the inter-Korean summit in April, and it lacks a clear definition.

Trump rejected the idea that the USA was the loser in the talks.

"This was a step in the right direction, and I think the world is a slightly safer place today than it was yesterday", Republican Senator Mike Rounds said.

We firmly reject any false equivalency between North Korea's illegal nuclear and missile programs, which are enormously destabilizing and have been repeatedly condemned by the UN Security Council, and our long-standing joint activities with our allies, which are transparent and defensive in nature.

Pentagon officials were not immediately able to provide any details about Mr Trump's remarks on suspending drills, something that the USA military has long resisted.

"China of course welcomes and supports this", Wang said of the talks.

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