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Jun 12, 2018 02:23:27   #
teabag09 (a regular here)
 
By Soyoung Kim, Steve Holland and Jack Kim

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

There were no immediate details on the contents of the document but Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start "very, very quickly".

Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of a diplomatic process, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, just as former U.S. President Richard Nixon visit to Beijing in 1972 led to the transformation of China.

Before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”

Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.

"People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world," Trump said.

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: "Absolutely, I will."

During a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, Trump said the summit had gone "better than anybody could have expected".

Kim stood silently alongside, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a "a good prelude to peace".

Both men walked to Trump's bullet-proof limousine, nicknamed "The Beast", and looked in at the rear seat, with Trump apparently showing Kim something inside. They then resumed their walk.

They had appeared cautious and serious when they first arrived for the summit at the Capella hotel on Singapore's Sentosa, a resort island with luxury hotels, a casino, manmade beaches and a Universal Studios theme park.

But, with cameras of the world's press trained on them, they displayed an initial atmosphere of bonhomie as they met on the verandah of the Capella, a refurbished 19th century British regimental officers' mess.

After a handshake, they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters. Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Kim whether he would reach a deal.

MARKETS RISE

Inside, they sat alongside each other against a backdrop of North Korean and U.S. flags, with Kim beaming broadly as the U.S. president gave him a thumbs up.


The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

After initial exchanges lasting around 40 minutes, Trump and Kim emerged, walking side-by-side through the colonnaded hotel before entering a meeting room, where they were joined by their most senior officials.

Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy...science fiction movie."

Asked by a reporter how the meeting was going, Trump said: "Very good. Very, very good. Good relationship."

Kim also sounded positive about the prospects of peace.

"We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace," he said. "I believe this is a good prelude for peace."

The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news.

Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, for the expanded talks, while Kim's team included former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party.

As the two leaders met, Singapore navy vessels, and air force Apache helicopters patrolled, while fighter jets and an Gulfstream 550 early warning aircraft circled.

Body language expert said both men tried to project command as they met, but also displayed signs of nerves.

After the meetings, the two teams and other senior officials met for a working lunch, where beef short ribs, sweet and sour pork and "Daegu Jormin", or Korean braised cod, were served for the main course, according to the menu. That was to be followed by dark chocolate tarts, pastries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The North Korean leader's sister and close confidante Kim Yo Jong was among the lunch party.

As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice. Getting a good picture everyone, so we all look nice and handsome and thin...perfect".

In the hours before the summit began, Trump expressed optimism about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, while Pompeo injected a note of caution whether Kim would prove to be sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.

Pompeo said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

North Korea, however, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule.

Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday. "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction ... those measures will increase."

The White House said later that discussions with North Korea had moved "more quickly than expected" and Trump would leave Singapore on Tuesday night after the summit, rather than Wednesday, as scheduled earlier.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source involved in the planning of his visit has said.

Trump spoke to Moon and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, both key allies of Washington in the region, to discuss developments ahead of the summit.

"I too, got little sleep last night," Moon told his cabinet in Seoul as the summit began in Singapore.

"I truly hope it will be a successful summit that will open a new age for the two Koreas and the United States and bring us complete denuclearization and peace."

(Additional reporting by Dewey Sim, Aradhana Aravindan, Himani Sarkar, Miral Fahmy, John Geddie, Joyce Lee, Grace Lee, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom in Singapore and Christine Kim in Seoul; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Raju Gopalakrishnan)
 
Jun 12, 2018 02:30:46   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
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Jun 12, 2018 02:50:40   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
teabag09 wrote:
By Soyoung Kim, Steve Holland and Jack Kim

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

There were no immediate details on the contents of the document but Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start "very, very quickly".

Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of a diplomatic process, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, just as former U.S. President Richard Nixon visit to Beijing in 1972 led to the transformation of China.

Before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”

Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.

"People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world," Trump said.

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: "Absolutely, I will."

During a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, Trump said the summit had gone "better than anybody could have expected".

Kim stood silently alongside, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a "a good prelude to peace".

Both men walked to Trump's bullet-proof limousine, nicknamed "The Beast", and looked in at the rear seat, with Trump apparently showing Kim something inside. They then resumed their walk.

They had appeared cautious and serious when they first arrived for the summit at the Capella hotel on Singapore's Sentosa, a resort island with luxury hotels, a casino, manmade beaches and a Universal Studios theme park.

But, with cameras of the world's press trained on them, they displayed an initial atmosphere of bonhomie as they met on the verandah of the Capella, a refurbished 19th century British regimental officers' mess.

After a handshake, they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters. Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Kim whether he would reach a deal.

MARKETS RISE

Inside, they sat alongside each other against a backdrop of North Korean and U.S. flags, with Kim beaming broadly as the U.S. president gave him a thumbs up.


The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

After initial exchanges lasting around 40 minutes, Trump and Kim emerged, walking side-by-side through the colonnaded hotel before entering a meeting room, where they were joined by their most senior officials.

Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy...science fiction movie."

Asked by a reporter how the meeting was going, Trump said: "Very good. Very, very good. Good relationship."

Kim also sounded positive about the prospects of peace.

"We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace," he said. "I believe this is a good prelude for peace."

The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news.

Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, for the expanded talks, while Kim's team included former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party.

As the two leaders met, Singapore navy vessels, and air force Apache helicopters patrolled, while fighter jets and an Gulfstream 550 early warning aircraft circled.

Body language expert said both men tried to project command as they met, but also displayed signs of nerves.

After the meetings, the two teams and other senior officials met for a working lunch, where beef short ribs, sweet and sour pork and "Daegu Jormin", or Korean braised cod, were served for the main course, according to the menu. That was to be followed by dark chocolate tarts, pastries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The North Korean leader's sister and close confidante Kim Yo Jong was among the lunch party.

As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice. Getting a good picture everyone, so we all look nice and handsome and thin...perfect".

In the hours before the summit began, Trump expressed optimism about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, while Pompeo injected a note of caution whether Kim would prove to be sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.

Pompeo said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

North Korea, however, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule.

Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday. "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction ... those measures will increase."

The White House said later that discussions with North Korea had moved "more quickly than expected" and Trump would leave Singapore on Tuesday night after the summit, rather than Wednesday, as scheduled earlier.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source involved in the planning of his visit has said.

Trump spoke to Moon and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, both key allies of Washington in the region, to discuss developments ahead of the summit.

"I too, got little sleep last night," Moon told his cabinet in Seoul as the summit began in Singapore.

"I truly hope it will be a successful summit that will open a new age for the two Koreas and the United States and bring us complete denuclearization and peace."

(Additional reporting by Dewey Sim, Aradhana Aravindan, Himani Sarkar, Miral Fahmy, John Geddie, Joyce Lee, Grace Lee, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom in Singapore and Christine Kim in Seoul; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Raju Gopalakrishnan)
By Soyoung Kim, Steve Holland and Jack Kim br br ... (show quote)


So weird...Leftist on OPP are eerily quiet........Hmmm...All of a sudden they have nothing to say...lol
Jun 12, 2018 02:57:57   #
Dr. Evil
 
proud republican wrote:
So weird...Leftist on OPP are eerily quiet........Hmmm...All of a sudden they have nothing to say...lol


That's because their War drum has been taken away.😊
Jun 12, 2018 03:31:18   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
You know.... if President Trump could just get the ME together and have a lasting peace.......Now that would be a legacy!!!
He has already out-performed obama, bush, and clinton....
teabag09 wrote:
By Soyoung Kim, Steve Holland and Jack Kim

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

There were no immediate details on the contents of the document but Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start "very, very quickly".

Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of a diplomatic process, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, just as former U.S. President Richard Nixon visit to Beijing in 1972 led to the transformation of China.

Before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”

Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.

"People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world," Trump said.

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: "Absolutely, I will."

During a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, Trump said the summit had gone "better than anybody could have expected".

Kim stood silently alongside, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a "a good prelude to peace".

Both men walked to Trump's bullet-proof limousine, nicknamed "The Beast", and looked in at the rear seat, with Trump apparently showing Kim something inside. They then resumed their walk.

They had appeared cautious and serious when they first arrived for the summit at the Capella hotel on Singapore's Sentosa, a resort island with luxury hotels, a casino, manmade beaches and a Universal Studios theme park.

But, with cameras of the world's press trained on them, they displayed an initial atmosphere of bonhomie as they met on the verandah of the Capella, a refurbished 19th century British regimental officers' mess.

After a handshake, they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters. Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Kim whether he would reach a deal.

MARKETS RISE

Inside, they sat alongside each other against a backdrop of North Korean and U.S. flags, with Kim beaming broadly as the U.S. president gave him a thumbs up.


The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

After initial exchanges lasting around 40 minutes, Trump and Kim emerged, walking side-by-side through the colonnaded hotel before entering a meeting room, where they were joined by their most senior officials.

Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy...science fiction movie."

Asked by a reporter how the meeting was going, Trump said: "Very good. Very, very good. Good relationship."

Kim also sounded positive about the prospects of peace.

"We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace," he said. "I believe this is a good prelude for peace."

The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news.

Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, for the expanded talks, while Kim's team included former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party.

As the two leaders met, Singapore navy vessels, and air force Apache helicopters patrolled, while fighter jets and an Gulfstream 550 early warning aircraft circled.

Body language expert said both men tried to project command as they met, but also displayed signs of nerves.

After the meetings, the two teams and other senior officials met for a working lunch, where beef short ribs, sweet and sour pork and "Daegu Jormin", or Korean braised cod, were served for the main course, according to the menu. That was to be followed by dark chocolate tarts, pastries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The North Korean leader's sister and close confidante Kim Yo Jong was among the lunch party.

As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice. Getting a good picture everyone, so we all look nice and handsome and thin...perfect".

In the hours before the summit began, Trump expressed optimism about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, while Pompeo injected a note of caution whether Kim would prove to be sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.

Pompeo said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

North Korea, however, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule.

Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday. "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction ... those measures will increase."

The White House said later that discussions with North Korea had moved "more quickly than expected" and Trump would leave Singapore on Tuesday night after the summit, rather than Wednesday, as scheduled earlier.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source involved in the planning of his visit has said.

Trump spoke to Moon and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, both key allies of Washington in the region, to discuss developments ahead of the summit.

"I too, got little sleep last night," Moon told his cabinet in Seoul as the summit began in Singapore.

"I truly hope it will be a successful summit that will open a new age for the two Koreas and the United States and bring us complete denuclearization and peace."

(Additional reporting by Dewey Sim, Aradhana Aravindan, Himani Sarkar, Miral Fahmy, John Geddie, Joyce Lee, Grace Lee, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom in Singapore and Christine Kim in Seoul; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Raju Gopalakrishnan)
By Soyoung Kim, Steve Holland and Jack Kim br br ... (show quote)
Jun 12, 2018 04:37:27   #
Chocura750 (a regular here)
 
Kim keeps millions of his people in death camps. Kim had a general who fell asleep during his speech strapped to a howitzer and shot. Very messy. Essentially North Korea has been in this spot 3 times before. If I was a Trump idolator I'd be hopeful, but wouldn't wet my pants. Meanwhile, China has moved missiles to the South China Sea islands and has concluded a successful meeting with southeast Asian countries on economic issues without insulting the participants.
 
Jun 12, 2018 04:45:53   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
Chocura750 wrote:
Kim keeps millions of his people in death camps. Kim had a general who fell asleep during his speech strapped to a howitzer and shot. Very messy. Essentially North Korea has been in this spot 3 times before. If I was a Trump idoletor I' d be hopeful, but wouldn't wet my pants. Meanwhile, China has moved missels to the South China Sea islands and has concluded a successful meeting with southeast Asian countries on economic issues without insulting the participants.


Jun 12, 2018 04:53:06   #
Hemiman
 
Chocura750 wrote:
Kim keeps millions of his people in death camps. Kim had a general who fell asleep during his speech strapped to a howitzer and shot. Very messy. Essentially North Korea has been in this spot 3 times before. If I was a Trump idoletor I' d be hopeful, but wouldn't wet my pants. Meanwhile, China has moved missels to the South China Sea islands and has concluded a successful meeting with southeast Asian countries on economic issues without insulting the participants.


This is the second topic you have mentioned the General So What is your point ?He could do that to a hundred generals and still would be the guy we have to deal with to improve conditions world wide.Everyone knows what a evil guy he is but you talk about the general thing like we should be surprised,hopefully someone can do something to get him to stop and help his people and stop the killing.I really think he feels that he can’t get away with the deception a fourth time and will cooperate this timeAt least at this point things are a little better for the moment.
Jun 12, 2018 05:03:04   #
Chocura750 (a regular here)
 
Perhaps. There are many possibilities. Could be that Trump and China may be working together to get Kim to give up his nukes. Who knows?
Jun 12, 2018 06:14:22   #
Super Dave (a regular here)
 
Chocura750 wrote:
Kim keeps millions of his people in death camps. Kim had a general who fell asleep during his speech strapped to a howitzer and shot. Very messy. Essentially North Korea has been in this spot 3 times before. If I was a Trump idolator I'd be hopeful, but wouldn't wet my pants. Meanwhile, China has moved missiles to the South China Sea islands and has concluded a successful meeting with southeast Asian countries on economic issues without insulting the participants.
That's a serious case of desperate rambling you've got. Known symptoms of acute TDS.

Calm down, take a breath, and get used to America winning.
Jun 12, 2018 06:48:10   #
Chocura750 (a regular here)
 
You'll have to master the double jump in checkers, then you can move on to chess. I think Trump may still be working on the double jump.
 
Jun 12, 2018 06:51:30   #
eden (a regular here)
 
Let’s see, he rips our loyal allies a new one including insulting Canada’s PM, then cuddles with a known murderous fratricidal dictator that overseas the abuse, rape and execution of thousands of his own people in Korean Gulags, even calling him “honorable” in order to score a diplomatic coup. If this initiative is successful, (and in spite of my antipathy for Trumps distasteful personality) I will give him credit where it is due. Remember though that Nixon went to China under similar circumstances and look how that ended up.
I’m sure we all wish for the best outcome regardless of who is in the White House but history has a way of using fools to achieve useful ends when nothing else seems to work, a risky proposition at best and a potential disaster at worst.
Jun 12, 2018 07:43:52   #
pafret (a regular here)
 
eden wrote:
Let’s see, he rips our loyal allies a new one including insulting Canada’s PM, then cuddles with a known murderous fratricidal dictator that overseas the abuse, rape and execution of thousands of his own people in Korean Gulags, even calling him “honorable” in order to score a diplomatic coup. If this initiative is successful, (and in spite of my antipathy for Trumps distasteful personality) I will give him credit where it is due. Remember though that Nixon went to China under similar circumstances and look how that ended up.
I’m sure we all wish for the best outcome regardless of who is in the White House but history has a way of using fools to achieve useful ends when nothing else seems to work, a risky proposition at best and a potential disaster at worst.
Let’s see, he rips our loyal allies a new one incl... (show quote)


Were we at war with Canada? I didn't know Eric Cartman was Sec. Def!
Jun 12, 2018 07:48:50   #
Dr. Evil
 
eden wrote:
Let’s see, he rips our loyal allies a new one including insulting Canada’s PM, then cuddles with a known murderous fratricidal dictator that overseas the abuse, rape and execution of thousands of his own people in Korean Gulags, even calling him “honorable” in order to score a diplomatic coup. If this initiative is successful, (and in spite of my antipathy for Trumps distasteful personality) I will give him credit where it is due. Remember though that Nixon went to China under similar circumstances and look how that ended up.
I’m sure we all wish for the best outcome regardless of who is in the White House but history has a way of using fools to achieve useful ends when nothing else seems to work, a risky proposition at best and a potential disaster at worst.
Let’s see, he rips our loyal allies a new one incl... (show quote)

The only fools I see are the ones who thought HRC was going to be their savior, so I guess we know what hat you're wearing.
Jun 12, 2018 09:13:08   #
Gatsby (a regular here)
 
Chocura750 wrote:
Kim keeps millions of his people in death camps. Kim had a general who fell asleep during his speech strapped to a howitzer and shot. Very messy. Essentially North Korea has been in this spot 3 times before. If I was a Trump idolator I'd be hopeful, but wouldn't wet my pants. Meanwhile, China has moved missiles to the South China Sea islands and has concluded a successful meeting with southeast Asian countries on economic issues without insulting the participants.


"Millions in death camps" you say? You Lied!

Kim Il Sung is dead and gone, Kim Jong Il is dead and gone, Kimg Jong Un is no more bound by their policies,

than President Trump is bound by Obama's policies. This is true progress, without progressives, get used to it.
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