How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit

How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit

How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday in Singapore.

During a sendoff ceremony at Pyongyang International Airport, Kim boarded a Chinese plane provided for his personal use after greeting senior officials who came to bid him farewell, KCNA reported. In the past, state media has referred to him as a "psychopath" and a "lunatic," while Kim Jong Un has called him a "dotard".

"As expected, coverage of Kim summit with Donald Trump is plastered across first four pages of North Korea's main Rodong Sinmun". "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".

Trump's signature, by contrast, indicates a more guarded personality, they said. "I think he's going to start now", he said.

"Getting a good picture everybody, so we look nice and handsome and thin and ideal?" he says.

A large contingent of Democrats criticized the president and his staff for tentatively granting a number of concessions to the North Koreans, including a pause on military exercises in South Korea and even meeting with Kim in the first place to lend his leadership legitimacy on the global stage.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S. -DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

That four-point agreement had scant detail about how to verify any steps North Korea takes toward complete and irreversible denuclearisation.

"Noting that the building of lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula is of weighty significance in ensuring peace and security in the region and the rest of the world, [Kim] said that it is urgent to make [a] bold decision on halting irritating and hostile military actions against each other", the statement reads.

Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 United States troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour, which invaded in 1950.

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US college student Otto Warmbier did not die in vain days after he was released from North Korean custody in 2017, as his death helped initiate a process that led to Tuesday's historic summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim signed a joint letter committing to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula following their historic summit in Singapore.

Mr. Cronin suggested Mr. Trump had not made a major concession. Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, for the expanded talks, while Kim's team included former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party.

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