"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

From 1950 to 1953 the Korean War waged on. Overall, the meeting was a step towards peace.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will stop "provocative and expensive" war games with South Korea in a surprise reference to the joint military exercises Pyongyang has criticized as a rehearsal of invasion. Whatever the outcome, by bringing together the hot topics of Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, marijuana legalization, and cryptocurrency, Rodman may have created the most emblematic image of mainstream news in 2018.

Trump said, "We signed a joint statement that is an unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of North Korea".

According to the Washington Post, between 1996 and 2005, joint search teams recovered 229 sets of American remains in North Korea, but then tensions between the two countries escalated.

United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

'When I met Kim Jong-un, I didn't know what to expect. but once I got to know the culture over there, I felt at home'.

Chinese officials have been quick to take credit for some of the outcomes of a historic summit between the USA and North Korea on Tuesday. So let's make this happen.

Mr. Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal last month, defying last-ditch diplomatic efforts by his European allies to convince him otherwise. The VFW sent a June 6 letter to President Trump to urge him to make the issue part of the negotiation. "People thought that what I was doing was more of a joke more of a stunt, more of a publicity stunt pretty much, and I was just trying to spread the word, the fact of why I was going over there because I like the guy".

Breaking down in tears during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Rodman - known as "The Worm" in his National Basketball Association heyday - recalled, "I said the door would open". If you can move some things and do some things my ears will be open. 'And Obama did not give me the time of day'. "I just fell in love with the country. But that didn't deter me". "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said. CNN's "Chris Cuomo Primetime" was a close third with 2.362 million viewers.

"I was not entirely optimistic about the summit because it nearly got canceled once", said Yoon Yong-jin, 20, a university student. "I got so many death threats". "I'm going to thank my kids". But I kept my head high, brother. Rodman didn't explain the conditions in detail, only mentioning that moving "ships" back from South Korea was part of them. But I took those bullets, all that, everything that came at me, and I'm still standing.

China had provided its aircraft to Kim to travel to Singapore. Several hours after Trump's remarks, the Pentagon put out a brief statement welcoming "positive news" from Singapore, but it remained silent on whether Ulchi Freedom Guardian will proceed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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