President Trump made history with the just ended U.S-North Korea Summit by signing a Joint Comprehensive document Agreement where North Korea committed to the “complete de-nuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula while the United States committed to provide security guarantees for the regime.
“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,” read a joint statement.
Inside the Joint Comprehensive document, Nork Korea affirmed four main points:
- To establish new relationship between the DPRK and the United States for peace and security.
- To build a lasting and stable peaceful regime on the Peninsula
- Reaffirming a complete denuclearization of the Peninsula as laid out in the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration
- Commit to recovering remains of POWs and fallen heroes including the repatriation of those already identified
While the U.S. gave nothing to North Korea, they however did receive some concessions: they secured the release of 3 U.S. hostages, secured the halting of all sites for nuclear tests, as well as secured the closure of all nuclear test sites . In addition, the U.S will still maintain the ability to continue go apply sanctions.
Before signing what Trump described as a “comprehensive” document, Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”
A man who depends on personal instincts and prefers personal relationships, President Trump said he had formed a “very special bond” with the young dictator and that a relationship with North Korea would be very different.
“People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world,” Trump said.
Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: “Absolutely, I will.”
He called Kim “very smart” and a “very worthy, very hard negotiator.”
“I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned that he loves his country very much.”
During a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, Trump said the meeting had gone “better than anybody could have expected”.
Kim stood silently alongside, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their summit as a “a good prelude to peace”.
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