Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

America's friends, Japan and South Korea, didn't do so well.

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.

Mr Trump said he urged Mr Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the Singapore summit.

While North Korea has its own approaches to checking food quality, the United States utilizes a more reliable method.

For good measure, Trump again called Xi a close friend and thanked him for China's role in strengthening sanctions against North Korea.

American lawmakers differed sharply in their reaction to the first-ever face-to-face meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. Trump said to the photographers. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting US concessions before any moves by the North.

Xi's pre-summit meetings with Kim helped restore ties that had been frosty since both leaders took power around the same time about six years ago.

The official newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea featured 14 photos covering over half of the front page of its issue yesterday, showing a jovial Mr Kim walking with Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and other Singaporean officials at Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands hotel.

"Well, you have a different administration, you have a different president, you have a different secretary of state, " Trump said Tuesday, when asked why he thought this attempt on North Korea would turn out differently. -North Korea relations, and to recover the remains of prisoners of war and military members missing in action.

Trump's upside-down calculus, which allowed strategic adversaries China and North Korea to gain at the expense of steadfast allies, echoed the tussle that erupted at last week's Group of Seven meetings in Quebec. The omission of the words "verifiable" and "irreversible" from the phrasing on denuclearization suggested North Korean resistance to Trump's requests.

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.

For many Koreans, the prospect of a treaty that would officially end the war and possibly reunite families that have been divided for over half a century "means everything", Bang said.

"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the US and South Korea", Japan's defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, said.

The Australian government has cast doubt over whether Donald Trump has suspended military exercises with South Korea, noting that was not part of the joint declaration between the United States and North Korea.

At the USA military command in South Korea, officials also reacted with uncertainty. The video offered Kim a stark choice between military conflict on the Korean Peninsula and the kind of robust economic development that has turned neighbouring South Korea into a wealthy nation.

But Trump faced skepticism from Democrats and some Republicans, as well as former US officials who warned of past empty pledges from North Korea.

Trump also talked about real estate development opportunities in the DPRK.

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