President Donald Trump announced Thursday his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will take place on June 12 in Singapore, saying they would try to make it a “very special moment for World Peace.”
On the surface, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-hyped speech on Monday, which revealed new intelligence on Iran’s clandestine work to develop nuclear weapons, was an effort to push President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embraced after pledging on Friday to work for the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.
It seems veterans of the Obama administration are skeptical, if not critical, of President Donald Trump’s diplomatic push to negotiate a settlement to North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program.
The United States is monitoring information indicating that North Korea may be running a large underground military base in Syria that could be used for advanced weaponry and nuclear-related work, according to regional reports and U.S. officials tracking the situation.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said on Friday that the United States “must remain deeply skeptical” as it approaches a meeting with North Korea and should avoid granting “unilateral concessions” to the Kim Jong Un regime.