Trump-Kim date set for June 12 in Singapore

Trump-Kim date set for June 12 in SingaporeDonald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the US President tweeted on May 10, calling it “a very special moment for world peace.”

His announcement came hours after he welcomed home three US detainees released by North Korea, brought back after a visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to arrange details of the meeting between Trump and Kim.

It will be the first face-to-face North Korea-US summit since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and is a big propaganda success for both, but also the most consequential and perhaps riskiest foreign policy effort so far in Trump’s presidency as North Korea’s nuclear programme approaches a treacherous milestone — the capacity to strike the continental US with a thermonuclear warhead.

Trump says the US is aiming for “denuclearisation” of the entire Korean peninsula, but he has yet to fill in just what steps that might include and what the timing would be.

Kim Jong-un has suspended nuclear and missile tests and put his nuclear programme “up for negotiation,” but questions remain about how serious his offer is and what disarmament steps he would be willing to take.

Meanwhile, the White House has said withdrawal of some 30,000 US troops from South Korea is “not on the table.”



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Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the US President tweeted on May 10, calling it "a very special moment for world peace." His announcement came hours after he welcomed home three US detainees released by North Korea, brought back after a visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to arrange details of the meeting between Trump and Kim. It will be the first face-to-face North Korea-US summit since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and is a big propaganda success for both, but also the most consequential and...

Trump-Kim date set for June 12 in SingaporeDonald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the US President tweeted on May 10, calling it “a very special moment for world peace.”

His announcement came hours after he welcomed home three US detainees released by North Korea, brought back after a visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to arrange details of the meeting between Trump and Kim.

It will be the first face-to-face North Korea-US summit since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and is a big propaganda success for both, but also the most consequential and perhaps riskiest foreign policy effort so far in Trump’s presidency as North Korea’s nuclear programme approaches a treacherous milestone — the capacity to strike the continental US with a thermonuclear warhead.

Trump says the US is aiming for “denuclearisation” of the entire Korean peninsula, but he has yet to fill in just what steps that might include and what the timing would be.

Kim Jong-un has suspended nuclear and missile tests and put his nuclear programme “up for negotiation,” but questions remain about how serious his offer is and what disarmament steps he would be willing to take.

Meanwhile, the White House has said withdrawal of some 30,000 US troops from South Korea is “not on the table.”



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