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From 'Dotard' to 'Supreme Leader': N. Korea Rehabs Trump

15 June 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed USA resolve for "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the State Department said on Thursday, as well as concerns about Chinese activities in the South China Sea.

But the US and North Korean accounts tell a different story from that offered at the summit - of two sides that appear as far apart as ever.

Pompeo told Xi and other Chinese leaders during a meeting in Beijing that Washington "wants a lasting and stable peace regime" in the region, the department said.

Agence France-Presse on Thursday quoted a senior USA official in Washington as saying that large military drills with South Korea have been "suspended indefinitely".

"That is the backbone of the US-South Korea alliance".

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During the summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim said there are possibilities for him to meet with Abe and that he is "open" to doing so, according to the source.

China's foreign ministry has said that the results of the DPRK-US summit are a "correct and important step" to achieve denuclearization, but cautioned the issues concerning the Korean Peninsula are both unique and complex.

After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked down a colonnade to shake hands, the pair entered into a room filled with various members of Kim's delegation, the video from North Korean broadcaster KCTV news shows.

Dr Shin Beom Chul of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies said the halting of joint drills is worrying to South Korean people. What's more, it notes that Trump made a major concession up front in agreeing to stop joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.

When asked at his confirmation hearing whether he believes Pyongyang still poses a real threat, Harris said, "It is real".

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Harris, who sported a new mustache and wore a Hawaiian lei as a former PACOM commander based in Hawaii, said, "In my previous capacity, I spoke very strongly about the need to continue military exercises, most notably in 2017".

The history-making handshake came after a flurry of diplomatic overtures that eased tension between the United States and North Korea. But if we know one thing about negotiations in general, and negotiations with North Korea, it is this: If you can't write it down, you don't have a deal.

Megumi is one of at least 17 Japanese that the government says were abducted in the 1970s and 1980s to North Korea to teach Japanese culture and language to agents.

As ambassador, Harris said he would be wary of China's using the thaw with North Korea to press for the early lifting of sanctions against North Korea and the removal of the Army's THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile system from South Korea. Simply because of the size of the countries, probably Vietnam is a better model for North Korea than China.

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From 'Dotard' to 'Supreme Leader': N. Korea Rehabs Trump