Leaders Are Far Too Relaxed About N.Korea's Denuclearization

Leroy Wright
July 22, 2018

President Trump is apparently saying his agreement with Kim Jong Un doesn't include a deadline for the denuclearization of North Korea.

Trump said he discussed North Korea with Putin on Monday at their summit in Helsinki.

"Discussions are ongoing and they're going very, very well", Trump told reporters while speaking at the White House, according to Yahoo News. Diplomats are expected to finalize the details. Returning remains was one of the commitments in the joint statement that Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed at their historic summit in June. Trump said that Putin would be involved "in the sense that he is with us".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to concur with that assessment earlier this month.

Trump noted Wednesday that there is "no rush" and that sanctions against the regime are still in place.

However, hours after North Korea demolished the site, Trump suddenly announced the cancellation of his meeting with Kim in Singapore due to "the tremendous anger and open hostility" from Kim.

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According to the South Korean unification ministry, the inspection is scheduled to be carried out along the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula on Friday, Yonhap News Agency reported.

"Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", Trump said on Twitter.

North Korea has often used the women as a reason to rebuff South Korea's repeated request to allow elderly citizens split during the 1950-53 Korean War to reunite with each other temporarily. We have no speed limit. He noted that the United States and Russian Federation have 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons and said, "We could have a big impact" on nonproliferation.

North Korea is now in the process of negotiating with the United States on dismantling its nuclear program.

A senior USA defence official said on Tuesday Washington hoped North Korea would return about 50 sets of remains within two weeks but details were still uncertain, in spite of two days of talks between US and North Korean officials on Sunday and Monday. He said negotiations with North Korea are a "decades-long challenge" that involves North Korea making a fundamental shift in its strategic decision making.

According to US military newspaper Stars and Stripes, North Korea has agreed to return as many as 55 sets of remains believed to be USA soldiers killed in the Korean War.

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