by Ruby Henley
In an exciting and historic conclusion to the North Korean and United States ‘Peace Talks,’ President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, sat down to sign a joint agreement.
Both leaders appear to be in awe of the other, all smiles, and excited to share the good news with the world.
— ABC News (@abcnews) June 12, 2018
Trump called it a “very important” and “comprehensive” document, adding that it would be discussed “at great length.”
“I think both sides are going to be very impressed with the result,” he said.
Kim hailed the day’s discussions as “historic.”
“…leave the past behind, and we’re about to sign a historic document. The world will see a major change. I would like to express my gratitude to President Trump to make this meeting happen. Thank you,” he said via an interpreter.
These words are very moving to me, and I feel a sincere bond has been created between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. All Kim really wanted in the long run was to be respected on the world stage.
President Trump said the following –
“Our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula is going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past.”
“We both wanted to do something, we both are going to do something, and we have developed a very special bond, so people are going to be very impressed, people are going to be very happy, and we’re going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world.”
“And I want to thank Chairman Kim.. we spent a lot of time together today, a very intensive time, and I would actually say that it worked out for both of us far better than anybody could have expected.”
“I think far better – I watched the various news reports – I would say far better than anybody even predicted. And this is going to lead to more and more and more and it’s an honor to be with you, a very great honor,” he said at length.
To a question whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump replied “Absolutely, I will.”
Trump described Kim as a ‘great personality, and very smart.’
“Good combination. Really,” he said.
To a question on whether Kim was a worthy negotiator, Trump said : “He is a worthy negotiator. Negotiating on behalf of his people. A very worthy, very smart negotiator. That’s the way. We had a terrific day. And we learned a lot about each other.”
On what he learnt about Kim, Trump said that he learnt that Kim ‘is a very talented man and he loves his country very much.’
On whether he will be meeting again with Kim, Trump said : “We will be meeting again.”
President Trump and Kim Jong Un made a joint statement –
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:
- The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.–DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
- The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
- Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
Having acknowledged that the U.S.–DPRK summit—the first in history—was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.–DPRK summit.
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.–DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.
DONALD J. TRUMP
President of the United States of America
KIM JONG UN
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
June 12, 2018
I am very disappointed in the press. They seem to be in shock that the meeting actually took place – they have to know what a monumental moment this is, and it could never have occurred without President Trump.
I am not the only one who does not understand why President Donald Trump is not treated fairly at one of the finest moments in history.
Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday slammed American media for their “hypocrisy” in covering President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
In a pair of tweets hours after the news broke that North Korea had agreed to complete denuclearization, Mr. Rubio said the media’s coverage of the meeting again exposed a double standard in how they cover the Republican president compared to his liberal predecessor, Barack Obama.
“I too have concerns about how all this with #NorthKorea will turn out,” the Florida Republican wrote. “But I don’t recall all the ‘experts’ criticizing Obama when he met with a brutal dictator in #Cuba who also oversaw a police state & also killed & jailed his opponents. #DoubleStandard”
“Presidents meeting with #KJU exposed incredible hypocrisy of many in media,” Mr. Rubio added. “When Obama did these things,he was described as enlightened. When Trump does it he is reckless & foolish. 1 yr ago they attacked Trump for leading us towards war,now attack for being too quick for peace.”
I would like to conclude this report with words coming from South Korea –
South Koreans react to Trump-Kim summit: ‘I can’t believe it’s happening in my life time’
This says it all –
Published on Jun 11, 2018
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman gets emotional talking about the road to the summit between the United States and North Korea.