Could Trump-Kim summit inspire India-Pakistan peace talks?

Could Trump-Kim summit inspire India-Pakistan peace talks?

Could Trump-Kim summit inspire India-Pakistan peace talks?

"The US-DPRK summit - the 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", Trump and Kim's joint statement read.

But details on what form those promises would take were sparse, with critics noting the lack of a timeline for when North Korea will begin dismantling its nuclear programme. -South Korean war games, without getting much in return.

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un participate in a signing ceremony during a meeting on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. USA military has deployed four F-22 stealth fighter jets to the Korean Peninsula as another response to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

North Korea has presented Kim's diplomatic strategy as a logical next step following what he has said is the completion of his plan to develop a credible nuclear deterrent to what Pyongyang has long claimed is a policy of hostility and "nuclear blackmail" by Washington.

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan saw "US-South Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia".

"The United States is our ally, so the joint military drills are still necessary to maintain our relationship with the USA", said Lee Jae Sung, from Incheon.

Pompeo had told reporters on Wednesday that the North Korean nuclear disarmament could take two years to complete.

"You take it over from your father--I don't care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have". Kim Jong-un indicated that in Singapore and shared that vision.

But with North Korea, Trump has extended himself further than ever before.

During his exchanges with Trump, Kim seemed to buy into the cinematography of their unlikely meeting, saying through a translator, "many people in the world that will think of this as a scene from a. science fiction movie". "Even with intrusive verification, if we suspect North Korea has enough fissile material for 35 weapons, and they declare only 30, we wouldn't be able to find the remaining amount quickly".

The Korean military officials may discuss holding military talks on a regular basis and establishing a hotline between their top military officials. He met for almost an hour with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, at the air base before heading by motorcade to Seoul.

Tokyo is working on arranging a meeting between the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and Kim, with one possibility being an Abe visit to Pyongyang around August, the Yomiuri newspaper reported.

A man pushes his bicycle near a mural of North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang after the Singapore summit. Xi has no interest in a united Korea, which would result in a more powerful, less submissive and perhaps more unruly neighbor than either of the two Koreas.

"We are going to get out of the war games that cost so much money", he said referring to the USA participation in joint military exercises with South Korea.

But behind closed doors, Pompeo faces tougher questions from American allies about some of Trump's public declarations, he said. But big, joint U.S. -South Korean drills was met with concern. "Make no mistake, we are going to maintain the readiness of our forces in South Korea", said one USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity. That is not going to happen.

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