Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'


"North Korea has great potential for the future!".

The U.S. leader stressed that existing U.S. sanctions will remain in place until North Korean nuclear weapons "are no longer a factor". "Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!" According to the Washington Post, North Korea's definition of "denuclearization" is different from Trump's.

But the vaguely worded document did not clearly address the North's current nuclear arsenal, estimated to be as many as 60 bombs, or its numerous shorter- and longer-range missiles, including weapons believed capable of striking much of the continental United States.

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Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., also mocked Trump, writing: "One trip and it's 'mission accomplished, ' Mr. President?"

Japan is ready to help shoulder some of the initial costs of North Korea's denuclearisation - but only after the IAEA restarts inspections, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday. "So is a dangerously naive president", Schiff said. "He was not leaving this summit without claiming he made a deal", Kimmel explained.

As Trump acknowledged that denuclearization would not be accomplished overnight, the North suggested Wednesday that Trump had moved away from his demand for complete denuclearization before US sanctions on the long-isolated country are removed.

Pompeo said Trump would resume the military drills if North Korea stops negotiating in good faith.

"While I am glad the president and Kim Jong Un were able to meet, it is hard to determine what of concrete nature has occurred", Corker said in a statement.

But Victor Cha, a former USA pointman on North Korea, gave Trump more credit, writing in The New York Times: "Despite its many flaws, the Singapore summit represents the start of a diplomatic process that takes us away from the brink of war". "No longer - sleep well tonight!" the president wrote.

While saying Trump is "in the lead" on follow-up negotiations, Pompeo said, "I will be the person driving this process forward". Trump later interacted with media persons from across the world covering the event.

"So amusing to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN". Its inspectors have not returned to North Korea since they were expelled from the country in 2009. 500 days ago they would have "begged" for this deal-looked like war would break out.

Both leaders spoke briefly before the doors were shut to the gathered press, with Trump saying that he thought it would be "tremendously successful".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to discuss details of how denuclearisation could be achieved.

Asked by reporters how he felt after the historic meeting at a luxury resort in SIngapore early on June 12, Trump responded: "I feel really great".

"I was shocked when he called the exercises 'provocative, ' a very unlikely word to be used by a USA president", the official said. "You know, we're spending a fortune, every couple of months we're doing war games with South Korea, and I said, 'What's this costing?' We're flying planes in from Guam, we're bombing empty mountains for practice", Trump said. It wasn't until Trump's tenure that North Korea began testing an intercontinental ballistic missile and the bellicose rhetoric between the two leaders ramped up.

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