Via Fox News
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document on Tuesday stating that Pyongyang would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”— a historic concession, which was one of the requirements the U.S. sought at the summit in Singapore.
The historic agreement came after the two leaders held several meetings throughout the day. Trump was asked by a reporter if Kim agreed to denuclearize and he said, “We are starting that process very quickly.”
Trump did not refer to the document as a treaty or agreement.
Trump said at a press conference that he will be ending joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.
He also said Kim agreed to destroy a ‘major’ missile testing site, but did not offer specific details.
The joint declaration states that the U.S. has committed to providing “security guarantees” to Pyongyang.
It’s unclear exactly what Trump has promised Kim in terms of security. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to say Monday whether guarantees might include withdrawing U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula.
Col. Chad G. Carroll, U.S. Forces Korea spokesman, said there has been no updated guidance on execution or “cessation of training exercises.”
“We will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense and/or Indo-Pacific Command,” Carroll said.
Trump appeared optimistic at a press conference after Kim had left the island.
Trump told reporters that the remains of U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Korean War will also be returned.
Trump said he asked Kim to commit to returning the remains “and we got it.”
The president said he has received “countless calls” and letters from family members asking him to help them receive the remains of their loved ones.
Everything in this agreement is conditional. Joint military exercises can be reinstated at any time. It was a show of good will.
Of course, the lefties are going apeshit with because Trump is meeting with a dictator but these are the facts:
Obama’s foreign policy, including his chickenshit approach to North Korea, was fraught with idiocy, cowardice, blunder, incompetency, and abject stupidity. Even Ex-Obama aides admitted that his pandering approach emboldened enemies.
The current administration is everything Obama wasn’t.
Negotiating from a position of strength is one of America’s best attributes. Ronald Reagan confronted the leader of a Soviet regime responsible for killing millions of people worldwide for their communist ideology. He met the threat head on and took America’s battle to end the Cold War to the Moscow Summit in 1988. The following year, the Berlin Wall fell.
Whatever accomplishments take place during Trump’s presidency can be credited to his tough, no bullshit approach.
We’ll see if he allows his starving, oppressed citizens to freely cross the border into South Korea. I don’t believe that the communist dynasty in Pyongyang is ready to transform into anything that remotely resembles a peaceful democracy.
I want to see inspectors go over North Korea with a fine tooth comb to see exactly what Jong Un has in the way of nuke weapons and facilities. Unless that happens, he’s not really denuclearized. Even then, I’ll be suspicious.
If I don’t seem to be enthusiastic, it’s because I’m not. I wouldn’t trust Fatty the Third as far as I could throw his 400lb ass. Over 60 years of brutal communist control won’t just evaporate. One thing is for sure, North Korea does not want to tangle with the U.S. under Donald Trump. He’s made that abundantly clear. Even China, North Korea’s puppet master, has warned them not to mess with Trump.
In any case, Kim Jong Un should be held accountable for perpetuating the atrocities of his predecessors. Either haul his ass up in front of a tribunal or chop him up and throw him in the sewer. I feel the same way about former Soviet dictators.
The proof in the long run, will be if Kim Jong Un actually cooperates, agrees to dismantle his nukes, tear down the NK border on the DMZ, and open up his country to real freedom. Maybe, just maybe, North Korea’s infrastructure, economy, and regime has reached the breaking point after decades of dictatorship. Maybe.