President Trump meets Kim Jong Un
The summit is a "huge win for Kim-Jong-un… the optics literally couldn’t have been better if he had tried to stage it himself”, BBC reported.
“The fact is this is Kim Jong-un - six months ago he was one of the world’s most hated leaders, and now he’s [being treated like] a political rockstar,” BBC reported.
Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produced few specific new commitments from Pyongyang to surrender its nuclear weapons, pushing any details on timing and verification of disarmament to future negotiations.
Following an unprecedented meeting between the leaders of the two countries that Mr. Trump said led to a personal bond, both sides pledged to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to begin high-level negotiations at the earliest possible date.
But the document, which Mr. Trump described as “very comprehensive,” provided nearly no particulars on how to make the denuclearization process complete, verifiable or irreversible—long-stated U.S. goals.
The language echoed an agreement signed between North and South Korea in April. It didn’t codify Pyongyang’s unilateral moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
Still, the agreement forestalls the likelihood of any immediate hostilities, and Mr. Trump signaled Tuesday that the deal marked the beginning of a diplomatic process that is intended to bring an end to more than 60 years of enmity.
Messrs. Trump and Kim would “meet again…many times,” the U.S. president said on Tuesday, telling reporters that he would invite Mr. Kim to visit the White House.
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Mr. Trump said that the agreement would “take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world.”
President Donald Trump has signed an agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort. PHOTO: EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The most important outcome was to set the stage for more high-level negotiations over thorny issues like the pace of North Korea’s denuclearization and a verification process that are slated to begin as early as next month.
The shift to dialogue is a contrast to the situation last year, when a series of North Korean weapons tests prompted bellicose language from the U.S. president. The two leaders taunted each other and threatened nuclear attack.
Culled from The Wall Street Journal
My view: This is a huge win for Kim Jong-un, he's being treated like a superstar by president Trump, who likes photo-op, it's also good optics for the North Korean leader and Trump, those that voted for Trump will still vote for him good or bad, but those that hate him with passion and can't stand him will never vote for Trump. The big winner is Kim Jong-un, he's now a rockstar that other leaders wants to be seen with, the young man is winning at all front. No one should underestimate Kim Jong-un, he has been able to build nuclear weapons that could potentially annihilate the world most powerful country. He’s accomplished what only 8 other nations have accomplished, while his country was completely isolated from the world, while facing economic sanctions, except China. Kim didn't behave like a schoolboy as French president Macron did when he met Trump, Chairman Kim was standing shoulder to shoulder on the same level as Trump. Both leaders wanted the photo-op meeting for their personal egos, as we all know that the main negotiation meetings and deals would be between the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the North Korean leader. So what's next? Trump hotel and guif club in North Korea!!