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North Korean state media signals with a positive outcome for the summit
Lanhee Chen, a Hoover fellow and former policy director for the Mitt Romney campaign, explain, and Brian McKeon, the former Obama defense-declare official, ” The Daily Briefing.’
North Korean state media claimed, in a glowing announcement on Tuesday that President Trump and dictator Kim Jong invited the Un, each other to their respective countries during their landmark summit in Singapore.
There was no immediate reaction from the White house.
A report on the meeting, said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that, “Kim Jong-Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at an opportune moment, Trump, Kim Jong-Un, will visit the USA”.
It went on: “The two top executives gladly accepted each other’s invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important reason for improved [North Korea]-U.S. relations.”
At a press conference after Kim Singapore left, Trump had raised the prospect of a possible visit to Pyongyang.
To “a certain period of time, I [travel],” Trump said. “I said that will be a day that I will be very happy, from time to time. And I also inviting Chairman Kim, at the appropriate time, to the White house. I think it is really something which will be very important. And he has accepted. I said that at the appropriate time. We are on the road want to go a little further down.”
Trump and Kim concluded its session with an agreement to work in the direction of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, although the timeline and tactics were remained unclear. Trump later promised to end the “war games” with ally South Korea, a concession to Kim, apparently to catch the Pentagon and Seoul, the government is unprepared and sowed confusion among the Republicans in Washington.
The Singapore agreement largely amounted to an agreement to continue discussions, echoing the previous public statements and commitments. It has not, for example, include an agreement to take steps to end the Korean war, which is not technically completed yet.
Still no detail to ruin plans for North Korea, a rocket-Motor-Test-site, a concession Trump said that he would have won, or Trump continued, with the promise to end military exercises in South Korea during the negotiations between the United States and North Korea. Trump cast the decision as a cost-saving measure, but also as the exercises, the “inappropriate” in the midst of the conversations. North Korea has long objected to the exercises as a threat to security.
The KCNA report stated that Kim Jong-Un, ” said that there is a critical need bold decision-making on curbing irritating and hostile military actions against each other.
“With the expression of his understanding,” the report continues, “Trump expressed his intention to stop the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises, which the [North Korean] side considered as a provocation, over a period of good-will, the dialogue between [North Korea] and the United States offer security guarantees [North Korea], and lift the sanctions against it, together with the progress in the improvement of mutual relations through dialogue and negotiations.”
The USA stationed troops in South Korea since the 1950s and has them in a variety of exercises. The next scheduled large-scale exercise, in which tens of thousands of troops, held usually in August.
The Pentagon said on Tuesday, it was back with the White house and others, but she was silent, whether the August-go exercise. Mattis’ chief spokeswoman, Dana W. White, told reporters the Minister of defense a “full alignment” with trump.
The legislature, also were on the search for details. Republicans emerged from a meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence, the desire for more information about the exercises were on the ice. Colorado sen. Cory Gardner, said Pence told them, small would scale exercises, but “war games.” Pence spokeswoman denied later, that comment.
“There are certain exercises that will continue.” Gardner told The Associated Press that he hoped, “there is further clarification on what that means.”
Fox News ‘ Greg Palkot, Jennifer Bowman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.