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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The parade was filled with colored balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. A sea of spectators watched the parade as tens of thousands goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks drove past a review stand where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took the salute. Unlike in previous years, there were no inter-continental missiles on display. And there were no nuclear tests to mark the day, as has happened in each of the last two years. North Korea routinely uses major holidays to showcase its military capabilities and the latest developments in missile technology. But that has been dropped this year, underlining Kim’s stated aim for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula and his recent meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and summits with U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and China's Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), … [Read more...] about No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers
Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to complete a deal on denuclearising the Korean peninsula together with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signaling that negotiations remain alive after weeks of an apparent deadlock. "Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ’unwavering faith in President Trump.’ Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The tweet came hours after Kim renewed his own commitment to the goal of denuclearisation in talks with a special envoy from Seoul, ahead of a summit planned in Pyongyang scheduled for September 18-20 with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "The north and the south should further their efforts to realize the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," KCNA quoted Kim as saying. South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, who met with Kim, said the North Korean leader also emphasised that his "trust in Trump remains unchanged," the comment which … [Read more...] about Trump signals nuclear talks with North Korea still alive
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have exchanged a few letters since their Jun 12 summit in Singapore. (Photos: AFP/Nicholas Kamm, Saul Loeb) Discussions have grown prickly after a historic summit in June between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang strongman Kim Jong Un, where the leaders embraced and pledged to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." But despite the bonhomie of the occasion, Pyongyang has taken few concrete steps toward that stated goal and signs of frustration abound. Last week, Trump nixed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned trip to North Korea, reportedly because he received what US officials deemed to be a "belligerent" letter from Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling party. And on Tuesday, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the Pentagon is not planning to suspend any more military drills on the Korean peninsula. "We took the step to suspend several of the largest military exercises … [Read more...] about US toughens stance as North Korea talks stumble
North Korea newspaper blasts 'double-dealing' U.S. after Pompeo's trip cancelledThe Saigon Times Daily U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses while speaking to members of the media following two days of meetings with Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, before boarding his plane at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 7, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly cancelled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Negotiations have been all but deadlocked since U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Pompeo has pressed for tangible steps toward North Korea’s abandonment of its nuclear arsenal while Pyongyang is demanding that … [Read more...] about North Korea newspaper blasts ‘double-dealing’ U.S. after Pompeo’s trip cancelled