On North Korea, it’s time for Congress to step up

Pauline Gross
June 14, 2018

At a lunch with Republican senators on Tuesday, however, Pence said that exercises will continue - according to Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), a frequent critic of Trump.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said earlier that he welcomed the meeting as "a good sign to the world, if they can practise what they agreed".

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Singapore on June 12, 2018, in this photo captured from the website of The Straits Times.

If implemented, the end of military exercises could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to arise from Trump's summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearization but offered no details.

But Rocky Kim says Trump failed by not pushing him to commit to a timeline for getting rid of nuclear weapons, calling it a "painted peace to show to the world".

From 1950 to 1953 the Korean War waged on. In March, the North Korean leader also made a trip to Beijing.

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The VFW estimates that as many as 5,300 sets of remains are in North Korea.

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But a slushy "freeze-for-freeze"-with no decisive steps toward denuclearization-is precisely what President Trump has agreed to: a freeze of joint USA and South Korean military exercises in exchange for a continued freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile testing, accompanied by no concrete North Korean commitment to freeze further development of its nuclear and missile programs".

South Korea's presidential office said Mr Pompeo will meet President Moon on Thursday morning to discuss President Trump's denuclearisation talks with Mr Kim.

"I want to get our soldiers out", Trump told reporters in Singapore.

Trump also said human rights were part of the discussion, including the treatment of Christians, who face brutal persecution in North Korea. Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Keith Harman said that - although these talks were primarily about denuclearization - Korean War vets and their families were hoping this issue would also come up, and it has.

Independent experts estimate North Korea now has enough fissile material for 20 to 60 bombs, and it has tested missiles that could potentially deliver a nuclear weapon to the US mainland.

North Korea said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had told leader Kim Jong Un that he meant to halt joint U.S.

"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the USA and South Korea", Onodera was quoted as saying.

"Needless to say, we would've wrecked Obama for doing this", tweeted conservative blogger Allahpundit. "For such a group that can not work things out through a normal process, the only way we are not deceived again is to pursue an "abnormal" way as Trump has done".

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