Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump

Clay Curtis
June 12, 2018

The US side seeks denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula under terms that give US and worldwide authorities broad power to inspect nuclear reactors in North Korea at any time they choose to verify parts of a potential denuclearization agreement.

"I was surprised, frankly, because the president had said earlier that that was not necessarily going to be part of the first meeting", the Senate Armed Services Committee member told reporters at a briefing in Washington, D.C.

It also seemed to leave officials in South Korea, where the presence of U.S. troops has always been described as necessary to maintaining peace on the peninsula, and possibly even the United States military in Seoul, completely off guard.

"We actually have a new deal with South Korea in terms of the trade deal but we have to talk to many countries about trading us fairly".

"The crux of the peninsula nuclear issue is a security issue".

Kim Jong un has agreed to work towards dumping his country's nuclear weapons in a document joint-signed with Donald Trump.

The United States and its ally South Korea hold regular military exercises to the fury of North Korea, which has long seen the drills as preparations to invade it.

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United States forces in South Korea said it has "received no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and will continue to coordinate with South Korean partners and maintain the current posture until it receives an updated guidance from the Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command.

"We don't know what type of person the North Korean leader is negotiating with". But we'll be saving a tremendous amount of money.

About 28,500 USA troops are stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War, which ended in 1953 in an armistice that left the two Koreas technically still at war.

"I think President Trump was a little too generous to Xi Jinping because over the last three months we have seen blatant sanctions violations by China", he told Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria".

A spokeswoman for USA military forces in Korea, meanwhile, said it had not received any direction to cease joint military drills.

If implemented, the plan could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to come from Trump's summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearization but offered no details.

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