Trump Claims Has 'Largely Solved' North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Saul Bowman
June 17, 2018

The United States has 28,500 troops stationed in the South and conducts joint military exercises there throughout the year.

He claimed he has "largely solved" the North Korean nuclear problem following his summit with Kim. US officials said it is unclear what types of training involving USA and South Korean troops might constitute "war games" Trump wants halted.

Following their meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump and Kim issued a joint statement that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", while Trump "committed to providing security guarantees". "That's a very important thing", he said. "I sometimes say the "denuking" of North Korea, and those are handsome words", Trump said in the video.

"I would like to re-extend, and ask you to convey to the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, our invitation to visit Russia", Putin told Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, according to a transcript by the Kremlin. He can now call me if he has any difficulty.

Kim has not yet taken any concrete step to dismantle his nuclear programs, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned sanctions must remain in place until "full denuclearization" is achieved. "He gave us a lot".

Trump also said the Chinese are very happy with the North Korea summit. Fox News has gotten greater access to Trump than any other news outlet throughout his campaign and presidency.

"Making unnecessary and unreciprocated concessions is not in our interests - and it is a bad negotiating tactic", Republican Senator John McCain said. Trump's announcement that he would halt the exercises appeared to catch Pentagon officials unaware. "We have communication." The North Koreans, he said, are doing so much.


Pyongyang typically reacts furiously. Such remarks acknowledge North Korea remains a threat.

Trump retorted, "I'm kidding".

During an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Trump again defended Kim, arguing that Kim's citizens show great "fervor" for their leader. Don't let anyone think anything different.

"Well, I'm going to speak to people in North Korea, and I'm going to speak to my people who are over in North Korea". "I want my people to do the same", he added. Weakness gets you nuclear war.

"I hated it from the day I came in".

"We pay for it".

The official said consultations were already launched between Seoul and Washington, noting that the South Korean side will consult with its US counterpart on the issue according to President Moon Jae-in's stance.

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