Trump claims he has 'largely solved' N Korea problem

Brenda Watkins
June 16, 2018

North Korean state media has released video of President Trump returning the salute of a North Korean general at the Singapore summit. He said that when Kim speaks "his people sit up for attention". As Trump watched, according to The Post's report, he remarked about her praise of Kim and suggested she could work for Fox News. "I want my people to do the same".

Pompeo travelled from Singapore to South Korea to brief the US's regional allies on the summit, and on Trump's surprise announcement that he was ending routine US-South Korea military drills.

The classified document, reported by Axios, has cast huge doubts on the US President's claim that Kim would dismantle one of its main missile engine testing facilities.

North Korea agreed to "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" only in very general terms, without a timeline or a commitment to allow global verification.

"Above all, I have the honor to convey to you, with special respect, honest regards from Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Comrade Kim Jong-un", he said.

"At a certain point I look forward to taking them off and they will come off when we know we are down the road", he told a news conference after the summit.

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"Depending on how negotiations (between North Korea and the US) proceed, I expect talks over declaring an end to the war and changing an armistice into a peace treaty will resume at an appropriate time", the official said.

He said the USA remained "committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea".

The summit in Singapore was the first-ever between a sitting leader of the USA and North Korea. He said he asked Obama if he ever spoke to Kim and Obama said no. "(Trump) doesn't even salute his own generals.

Trump offered perhaps the strongest words yet directed at the EPA administrator. That kind of thing is very threatening to North Korea. I met. I met, We met, we had great chemistry. "But he's done a fantastic job at the EPA which is very overriding".

Trump called several news outlets "fakes" and "fraud" and said that the press treats White House press secretary Sarah Sanders unfairly. He says she should have walked out of the White House correspondents' dinner after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes about her.

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