By: Brian Evans

As the Singapore summit was held yesterday between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the world held their breath. Everyone wondered if President Trump could be the first world leader to become successful in reigning in North Korea’s radical nuclear ambitions. Would President Trump exit the summit early due to Kim Jong Un’s refusal to cooperate. Would Kim Jong Un be willing to work with the United States towards peace and prosperity? So far, the answer is yes.

President Trump and Kim Jong Un started their meeting with a handshake, before exiting to a private room to take a few questions from reporters. Then, the media was escorted out, and left only the two leaders and their translators in the room.

 

The two leaders remained in their one on one meeting for just over 40 minutes before being joined by others within the Trump Administration. By the conclusion of the Summit, President Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News that he believes that Kim Jong Un will begin working to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program “virtually immediately,” as both leaders signed an agreement that stated that Pyongyang would work towards the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

According to Fox News, President Trump told Hannity in an interview that will air tonight at 9pm on Hannity’s show, that the process is…

“really moving rapidly. I just think that we are now going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea, and I believe that he’s going back and will start it virtually immediately – and he’s already indicated that and you look at what he’s done,”

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States

President Trump said that the United States has agreed to end joint military exercises between the United States  and South Korea, while Kim Jong Un has agreed to destroy a major military missile testing site. Also, the signed joint declaration states that the United States has committed to providing “security guarantees to North Korea.

President Trump sounded extremely optimistic after the talks, but now the world will watch to see if Kim Jong Un will follow through with his promises. The President told Hannity that both of them got along from the beginning of the talks, and that Kim Jong Un made it clear that he understood the need for him to dismantle his nuclear program. President Trump stated that…

“His country has to be de-nuked and he understood that, he fully understood that, he didn’t fight it.” 

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States

The summit, which almost didn’t happen, represented a remarkable turnaround from the tension between Washington and Pyongyang last summer when Trump and Kim exchanged a war of words, with the American president warning the dictator of “fire and fury.” However, the President said…

 “without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here.” “So I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice.”

President Donald J. Trump

When asked if Kim Jong Un would honor the agreement, President Trump said…

“I think he’s gone back to get this done. He wants to get it done.”

President Donald J. Trump

The President went on to say that he trusts that Kim Jong Un will honor the agreement, but went on to say that…

“We’re going to have to check him. And we will check him, we’ll check him very strongly. But he has a plan total and complete. He’s got a total plan. It will get done.”

President Donald J. Trump

In all, the agreement that they signed at the conclusion of the summit included:

  1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
  5. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK summit.
  6. Trump & “Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new US-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

Following the summit, President Trump emerged before the press corps and declared the summit a huge success.

Also, the White House released the full text of the signed agreement between President Trump, and Kim Jong Un. It read…

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018
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*Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea*

*at the Singapore Summit*
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President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
*2.The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the U.S.DPRK summitthe first in history was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.DPRK summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

DONALD J. TRUMP

President of the United States of America

KIM JONG UN

Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

June 12, 2018

Sentosa Island

Singapore

President Trump noted that the summit was just the beginning of what he called an “arduous process,” and pointed out that the sanctions against the North Korean regime would remain in place, but held out great potential for peace and prosperity. President Trump said…

“The past does not have to define the future. Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war. There is no limit to what North Korea can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce and engagement with the rest of the world.”

President Donald J. Trump

When given questions, the Mainstream Media pulled their same old tricks of attacking the President. For example, CNN’s Jim Acosta was caught on the microphone stating

“Mr President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?… Any progress, Mr. President?… Mr. President, how’s it going so far, sir? What do you think?”

Jim Acosta, CNN

President Trump responded….

“Very, very good.”

President Trump

Acosta then directed a question to Kim Jong Un, and stated…

“Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?”

Jim Acosta, CNN

Then after President Trump and Kim Jong Un exited the balcony, Acosta yelled…

“Hey, if they’re not going to let me in the fucking meeting, then that’s what happens.”

Jim Acosta, CNN

Other questions included the Media challenging the president about how he could praise Kim Jong-un when he was, after all, a brutal dictator. Trump responded by bringing up Otto Warmbier, who was an American who was mortally injured in North Korean custody and died shortly after his return. President Trump stated….

“Otto is someone who did not die in vain,” saying that he had inspired both sides to strive for peace.

President Donald J. Trump

Later, the President said that human rights was discussed, but it wasn’t as prominent of a discussion as he would have liked. However, the President indicated that they would continue to work towards an improvement in the human rights situation, when the President said that…

“They will be doing things” to improve the country’s human rights situation.”

President Donald J. Trump

The President went on to say that he would not remove sanctions on North Korea without “significant improvement” on human rights. The president also said that the issue of kidnapped Japanese citizens had been discussed, but had not been included in the document signed by both sides due to time constraints.

President Trump also said that joint military exercises wouldn’t resume unless and until talks became bogged down, and he brought out the agreement where the North Korean’s have agreed to help repatriate the remains of soldiers who have been missing in action, since the Korean War, and that it would start immediately.

The President made it clear that sanctions would remain in place, but they would be removed only when denuclearization had proceeded sufficiently along, further “down the road.”

In all, after President Trump was asked why this time would be different from previous attempts to stop a nuclear North Korea, he told them, that his administration was different.

What is the conclusion about yesterday’s summit? In all, President Trump has already achieved what no other President has been able to do. The President’s ‘Peace through Strength’ strategy has brought the two countries together, and is now leading North Korea to not only a nuclear free country, but a country that could likely see improved conditions for the people of North Korea, a calmer region, and a safer world. However, regardless of what President Trump is able to do, the Mainstream Media will criticize, and slam. So-Called Reporters like Anti-Trumper Ben Shapiro went on Fox and Friends to say…

“The president’s praise for the dictator of North Korea was disquieting… The paper that was signed yesterday was weak.”

Ben Shapiro

Meanwhile, rather than celebrating the historic achievement, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough railed against the President Tuesday morning, claiming the Commander-in-Chief  is “sick” for not publicly condemning North Korea’s human right’s record during the summit and repudiating the Communist regime’s treatment of Warmbier. A complete reversal from their former attacks on the President. In fact, Trump was the target of the greater wrath and bewildermant of the panel because President Trump once again criticized Kim Jong Un, and openly called him out on twitter for his human rights abuses.

Now, Joe and Mika are criticizing the President for not doing enough on human rights, but mention nothing about the agreement. Nor do they mention that the President said

“They will be doing things” to improve the country’s human rights situation.”

President Donald J. Trump

Also, the MSNBC anchors failed to mention the President’s stance on human rights, when he stated that he would not remove sanctions on North Korea without “significant improvement” on human rights.

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi attacked the President and stated…

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats sent a letter to Trump that says they can only support a deal with North Korea if it:

  • dismantles all types of WMD
  • disables the missile program
  • ends all uranium and plutonium enrichment
  • “anywhere, anytime” inspections
  • no sunsets
  • engage Congress throughout

Ironically, their demands are good ones, but their ‘Iran Deal’, which they have slammed the President for abandoning, violated every single one of them. A deal that Schumer, Pelosi, and their fellow Democrat colleagues have defended.

Interestingly, the President stated that he believes that Iran is also re-considering its policy, and hoped it would…

“come back and negotiate a real deal.”

President Donald J. Trump

Just maybe, President Trump can get talks and negotiations going on between the United States and Iran. Furthermore, possibly the President could develop a real working deal and treaty between the United States and Iran that would encompass all the demands of the Democrats. If so, the President will have not only accomplished what no other Administration has been able to do in North Korea, but in Iran as well. Only time will ultimately tell. In the meantime, Kim Jong Un has reportedly accepted to continue moving forward with President Trump. According to KCNA, Kim Jong Un has accepted the President’s invitation to visit the United States to further their peace talks. Certainly a  promising sign of things to come between the formerly estranged countries.

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