The Hanoitimes - The summit leaves mixed impacts on big stakeholders of the denuclearization process. Trump-Kim second summit ends with no agreement What does the world expect from second Trump-Kim summit? The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to yield any written agreement, sparking concerns over the denuclearization that has been a big issue bothering the whole world for years. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the second summit in Hanoi on February 27. Photo: AP The outcome of the summit was a blow to some big involvers namely China, South Korea, and Japan with a stake in that progress. Let’s see their next moves. Beijing Foreign affairs experts say that China is not altogether displeased with the outcome, since it is keen to continue playing a pivotal role in East Asia. Analysts said that Beijing, as Pyongyang’s main backer and only … [Read more...] about How will China, North Korea, Japan act after Trump-Kim deal-less summit?
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U.S., North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol (R), departs from a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York, U.S., May 30, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (REUTERS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol entered a second day of meetings in New York on May 31 as they tried to settle nuclear weapons disagreements and set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders. The two men left a 90-minute private dinner at a New York apartment on Wednesday night without providing details about their conversation. Another round of talks was held on Thursday. The United States has been demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program amid reports that it is close to being able to launch a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States. Pyongyang has long argued that it needed nuclear weapons for its security. There were reports earlier on … [Read more...] about U.S., North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump are due to meet in Singapore on Jun 12, but Pyongyang has thrown the meeting into doubt. (Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb) The White House voiced hope the upcoming summit will proceed as planned. Trump said the US government had not received any official word of a change in plans for the Jun 12 meeting in Singapore. "We haven't been notified at all. We'll have to see," Trump said in the Oval Office. "We haven't seen anything. We haven't heard anything. We will see what happens. Whatever it is, it is." After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out over US demands for "unilateral nuclear abandonment." In an angrily worded statement, the North warned "if the US is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue." The statement was attributed to first vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan and carried by state … [Read more...] about US ‘hopeful’ as North Korea threatens to cancel Kim Trump summit
North Korea said on Saturday it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it had completed its goal of developing the weapons, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. Kim is scheduled to hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with U.S. President Donald Trump in late May or early June. The pledge to halt the development of nuclear weapons, initiated by his grandfather, would mean a significant reversal for Kim, 34, who for years has celebrated such weapons as a pillar of his regime’s legitimacy and power. A testing freeze and commitment to close the test site alone would fall short of Washington’s demand that Pyongyang completely dismantle all its … [Read more...] about North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site
Viet Nam News PALM BEACH, United States — President Donald Trump confirmed direct contacts between the United States and North Korea and gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the Korean war in a series of diplomatic revelations on Tuesday. Setting the stage for a major breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits, Trump said "a great chance to solve a world problem" was within reach on the Korean peninsula. Side-by-side with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida resort, the US president said that a rare inter-Korean summit in 10 days time could, with his "blessing," discuss an elusive peace treaty. "People don’t realise the Korean War has not ended. It’s going on right now. And they are discussing an end to the war," he said. "Subject to a deal they have my blessing and they do have my blessing to discuss that." With those comments Trump appeared to confirm that North and South Korean talks on April 27 will touch on … [Read more...] about Trump reveals direct North Korea contacts, okays peace talks