South Korean officials announced on Thursday that a deal has been reached to hold a summit in Pyongyang from September 18-20. The summit is to focus on “practical measures” which could be taken for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong told reporters that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has “reconfirmed his determination to completely denuclearize,” and that he continues to have faith in President Trump.
The commitment to denuclearize is a major announcement, as US officials have been increasingly dubious about that, and complaining about the lack of quick progress. North Korean officials say Kim is frustrated by the doubts expressed in the international community about his will to preemptively denuclearize. He told Chung that he feels the good faith moves made by North Korea should be reciprocated.
North Korea has been increasingly vocal about its desire for a peace treaty. The US has been resisting such calls, saying they intend to do nothing until the denuclearization is completed. The US has also resisted any easing of sanctions, and actually pushed for more restrictions on North Korea’s international trade since the denuclearization was announced.
South Korea has been much more interested in making a peace deal with the North, ending the Korean War. They have also been trying to steer the US on dealing with them in the meantime. This is likely to mean South Korea attempting to clarify a path to peace as well as denuclearization in the summit, then pushing the US to accept this after the fact.
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Lets hope so! Trump and Kim are least trying. Of course so are the South Koreans. Let there be peace now! Bring the troops home!
Kim and Moon are trying. Trump remains suspiciously mercurial. But I agree full-heartedly with the last two sentences. Korea is leading the way. Lets pray Trump follows.
So the USA has to have complete subjugation of North Korea before it MIGHT do something in return ie have a peace treaty after 65 or more years.
Might is right-who cares about justice?
Making premature concessions with the Norks has always been
the mistake, witness Clinton, Bush and 0bama.
Trump wants results, first.
It’s up to the Sorks not the USAorks.
The Sorks and 3 previous US admins, couldn’t get anything done.
The only difference,
is Trump’s hardball approach to negotiations.
The US broke every agreement it ever made, including each and every one with the NK.
US is a bully and a liar, always has been and probably always will be.
Only a total moron would trust them and the only way to be safe is to ally with someone, anyone, else.
And the nation
with the best track record for honoring agreements,
maintaining peace and
contributes most to humanitarian aid —is?
You tell me.
Well, the parties to the Pareage of Andorra have honored it for 740 years now, and while their contribution to humanitarian aid is probably small it’s probably also not a net negative, unlike that of any recent “superpower.”
It’s easy to be innocuous when you don’t matter,
not so easy when you do.
Not necessarily the ‘best’ but vastly better than the USA.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
If they are not a superpower,
it is meaningless.
name a superpower with the best track record.
A reason or two would be nice.
So the only measure of a nation is how much murder and destruction they are capable of.
Exactly what I said.
The John Wayne syndrome.
So move to some innocent micro-state and
continue your virtue-signalling.
When people swagger as you do, it means either really big Cojones or a really tiny dick.
I am guessing …..
Another dodge and
adolescent level attempted insult.
Hey will you just name a significant major country
with a better history please.
Greece, Italy, Persia, Turkey, China, Russia, …..
each of them lasted considerably longer, had considerably more influence, hugely more culture , arts and literature, and will not be remembered as uncouth barbarian looters and murderers.
Greece, from Alex the Great a barbarian,
to an economically failed state;
Italy, LOL, from the most barbarous with the Roman Empire,
to Mussolini teaming up with HITLER! No less!
Persia, a barbarous pop in the ancient world,
to nothing but Shia inspired insane dictatorships today.
Turkey, murderous in the Ottoman days and unhinged with Erdogan today!
China, LOL, repeat brutal dynasties in the day, to a full blown communist dictatorship today!
Russia!!! You are beyond help!
3rd world dictatorship with a 1st world nuclear arsenal, with a GDP smaller than Italy!!
Pick the country you want to move to, I’ll wait,
this should be good.
You are a sad, sad person.
Life must be very painful for one such as you.
An American, spreading joy and happiness everywhere you go, just as your forebears and your contemporaries do.
“The American is marked, in fact, by precisely the habits of mind and act that one would look for in a man insatiably ambitious and yet incurably fearful, to wit, the habits, on the one hand, of unpleasant assertiveness, of somewhat boisterous braggardism, of incessant pushing, and, on the other hand, of conformity, caution and subservience. He is forever talking of his rights as if he stood ready to defend them with his last drop of blood, and forever yielding them up at the first demand.” George Jean Nathan and H.L. Mencken, The American Credo, 1920
Do not let a thought enter you mind unless put there by Fox or CNN. It will cause you to have a total breakdown.
I don’t watch Fox news or CNN
but occasionally watch Fox Business.
Both of your quotes
and therefore your jaundiced views)
are from the early
Time to update man, those beliefs and actions occurred 100 years ago.
PS: Life is great, I’ve never been a happier.
As shown in this article, the North Koreans have a good reason to believe that the United States is not trustworthy:
The Korean people have paid a very heavy price simply because of their unfortunate geographic location immediately adjacent to the world’s largest Communist state
the problem is for North Korea, is that what they think or want is quite irrelevant, the US is in a fight with China .
…..of our own making in our effort to apply the Monroe Doctrine world-wide.
If the US is insane enough to fight with China then that is a definition of insanity.
The US has met its match in the Russia/China alliance.
I agree. Its madness to go to war with Russia and China but the US doesn’t want to see R/C advance so they’ll cause problems for them it what DC does create problems for every other power China, Russia, the EU, etc etc the wealth flows to the US as the least dirty shirt in the room. China i believe it requires a trillion bucks worth of exports a year to keep its financial system from choking so you see DC raising Tariffs.
The ideologues in charge of US policy are the same clowns as started and ran the Iraq War into total disaster.
They imagine they can get their entire wish list from North Korea, and then do regime change on it. They also imagined that “real men go to Tehran.” Then again, they still mean to do that too.
No, no, no, Mr. Kim! You don’t vow a nuclear free Korea. Only Uncle Sham and his stooge marauders are allowed to vow.
The Koreas should together end the war and kick the US OUT!
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