Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

(US-NK summit) NK media disclose Kim's use of chartered Chinese plane

(US-NK summit) NK media disclose Kim's use of chartered Chinese plane

The Singapore summit gave hope Tuesday to the families of the more than 7,000 USA service members missing from the Korean War that they will finally get an accounting.

The former US ambassador to South Korea was astonished at the concessions agreed to by President Donald Trump during his summit with Kim Jong-un.

United States forces in Korea said they had not received updated guidance on military exercises. "South Korea military drills, but the American military presence in South Korea wouldn't mean much if the militaries don't practice through joint drills", said Moon, now a senior analyst for the Seoul-based Korea Research Institute for National Strategy.

The Korean Central News Agency and the Korean Central Television reported Monday that Kim departed from Pyongyang on Sunday morning via a Chinese chartered airplane to hold a summit with his US counterpart in Singapore. "The U.S.is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary".

President Trump warned Kim Jong-un before the United Nations General Assembly last September that the US stands ready to obliterate North Korea. He also noted that the drills are quite expensive and the move will save a considerable amount of money for the United States budget. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 4. "Plus, I think it's very provocative".

The US and North Korea to establish new relations in accordance with the desire of peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity. "There has been real concern that he would only look after USA interests, not those of our long-standing allies".

Jung-hee, what did President Trump have to say about his summit with Kim Jong-un earlier in the day?

Associated Press writers Kim Tong-hyung in Seoul and Gillian Wong in Beijing contributed to this report.

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