Kim summit signals new breakthrough and echoes past problems

Clay Curtis
June 13, 2018

As the world leaders met and shook hands at the Capella Hotel the whole world stopped and took notice.

"There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

It was the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two countries and was closely watched around the world.

However, one never knows with North Korea but it seemed like Donald Trump used tricks he knows best to convince Kim Jong-un of his sincerity as well as titillate him with ideas of economic riches to get the ruler of the "hermit kingdom" on the path to denuclearization.

But many agreements have been made in the past with North Korea that have later fallen apart. This makes the scope for misinterpretation even higher.

The other thing that they have said, Balbina Hwang, is that Chairman Kim is inviting President Trump to come to North Korea, and he accepted the president's invitation to come to Washington.

"I think it is a prelude for peace as we sit down together here by boldly overcoming mistakes that drag us down tediously".

"President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most unsafe problem".

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Donald Trump played Kim Jong Un a Hollywood-style video hyping the prospect of peace, which cast Kim as its leading man.

Accompanying Trump were White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Senior officials on the U.S. side who attended the working lunch between the USA president and the North Korean leader included the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the President's National Security Advisor John Bolton and his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

And he maintained that President Donald Trump's comments about how successful negotiations were with Kim will impact future talks.

"He won't have that opportunity again", the USA president added.

I am a Singaporean now away from home, but I was closely following the Trump-Kim meeting on the global news channels the past few days.

At the signing ceremony, Trump said he expected to "meet many times" in the future with Kim. "I said look at that view".

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