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President Trump and North Korea: The Singapore Summit


President Trump's Relationship With Kim Jong Un

In September of last year, President Trump wrote on Twitter about the foreign secretary of North Korea’s speech at the U.N., and referred to Kim Jong Un as ‘Little Rocket Man.’ Since then on Twitter, communication between the two has varied, with President Trump mentioning in January about his ‘Nuclear Button’ and willingness to take action.

During this time, both sides have been in negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met in New York with Kim Yong Chol, one of North Korea’s highest-ranking officials. Although the summit meeting was abruptly canceled in May by President Trump, North Korea backed down from its aggressive tone and decided to, once again, agree to the meeting.

Ten months since the initial communication between the two, President Trump and Kim Jong Un have met in person.

The Meeting

The meeting was held in Singapore at the Capella Hotel, with the schedule consisting of a one-on-one meeting of the leaders, another meeting of the two leaders and their top advisors. Finally, after the meeting, President Trump held a press conference.

The talks stuck to a tight schedule, giving the leaders approximately 45 minutes to meet privately. This was followed by several hours of negotiations between the leaders and their top advisors, concluding with a multiple hours long working lunch.

The Outcome

The document was signed by both leaders, containing four main clauses:
The United States and the D.P.R.K. commit to establishing new U.S.-D.P.R.K. relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
The United States and the D.P.R.K. will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula.
Reaffirming the April 27, 2018, Panmunjom Declaration, the D.P.R.K. commits to working toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The United States and the D.P.R.K. commit to recovering P.O.W./M.I.A. remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

In addition to the document signed, President Trump mentioned that he had made other agreements with North Korea, including the ending of joint military exercises with South Korea and the potential withdrawal of American troops from the peninsula.

There will be follow up talks between U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and his North Korean counterpart, with future aims being to implement the clauses signed by both leaders and to begin action on this promptly to develop relations between the two countries. Negotiations will continue into the future, with the potential for a visit to the U.S. by Kim Jong Un.

Ray Jones / Writer

I am a Proud Patriot. I have a degree in History and International Law with an interest in anthropology. I aim to make Americans realize their greatness!
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  1. Ray, this is a great article. These are exciting times to be alive. I hope you continue to write about it as we move forward in these historic events.

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  2. every red pill counts

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