North Korea has a reputation of behaving badly for decades. Knowing that the former President Obama was soft and was all talk but no action, the North Korean leader Kim Jong is taking some wrong steps apparently thinking that it will be the same with our new president Donald Trump.
But what happens when Donald Trump proves to be all action?
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took steps toward decreasing tensions on the Korean peninsula, in a joint statement signed by the two leaders Tuesday.
The text of the agreement was seen by reporters before its official release by the White House after Trump held it up during a joint signing ceremony with Kim Jong Un. The text of the agreement notes first that “the United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.”
It’s a historic first. Trump told Sean Hannity that he really believes that Kim will now begin to work towards dismantling his country’s nuclear program “virtually immediately.” In response, President Trump has halted joint military exercises with the South Koreans, for now at least. They are seen as provocative by the North Koreans. Our troops will remain in South Korea as this moves forward. A comprehensive document was signed by the two leaders stating Pyongyang would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ” and that the U.S. would provide “security guarantees” to Pyongyang.
“We are going to leave the past behind. The world will see major change,” Kim Jong-Un said signing the document. Those are just words, but we all pray that they are the truth this time. Trump also says he will have Kim to the White House and that they will meet many more times over all of this.
In Hannity’s interview with the President, Trump said the process is “really moving rapidly.” “I just think that we are now we are going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea, and I believe that he’s going back and will start it virtually immediately – and he’s already indicated that and you look at what he’s done,” Trump stated. All of this happened after several meetings yesterday in Singapore. CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Trump if Kim agreed to denuclearize and he said, “We are starting that process very quickly.” Kim agreed to destroy a “major” missile testing site, but did not offer specific details.
The following four points are key in the agreement:
1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.–DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
The document also said that both leaders “commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously,” adding that Trump and Kim are “committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.–DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.”
Asked if the differences between his administration and previous administrations came up during the meeting, Trump replied, “Yes, but I can’t say that because I don’t want to be the one saying it. At some point I’m sure he’ll say it, but they never got it done. And they were never this close either. I mean it was never to a point where they were like we are.”
Asked to describe his interaction with Kim, he said they appeared to get along “from the beginning.”
“I felt very good at the beginning,” he said. You know I talked about we have to de-nuke — his country has to be de-nuked and he understood that, he fully understood that, he didn’t fight it.”
Trump stressed that the two leaders “got a lot more done today than I ever thought possible.”
“And he’s going back, he’s now headed back, and I think he’s gone back to get this done,” he said. “He wants to get it done. You know, you hear the whole thing about his father and other administrations or his grandfather. The fact is, and he brings that up, but they weren’t dealing with me they were dealing with different people.”
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