Tokyo is preparing to arrange a summit between Abe and Kim in September in Russian Federation, after Kim expressed his readiness to meet with Abe during the summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, a Japanese government source said on the same day.
The post-summit transformation of North Korea's official version of Trump, who's now being shown by state media looking serious and nearly regal, underscores the carefully choreographed reality show the government has had to perform to keep its people, taught from childhood to hate and distrust the "American imperialists", ideologically on board with the tectonic shifts underway in their country's relationship with Washington. "Those have mechanisms for relief contained in them, and we agreed that at the appropriate time that those would be considered", Pompeo said.
In contrast to this skimpy document, USA and North Korean officials have provided much longer, more detailed interpretations of the meeting.
"A clear direction is set, but specific ways to realize the goal still remain a question", Moon said, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
What the top diplomat is doing, including his trips to DPRK's two neighbors immediately after the historic US-DPRK meeting, have drawn widespread attention, as Pompeo is charged by US President Donald Trump with leading follow-on negotiations with the DPRK.
The mother of an abductee, Sakie Yokota, said after meeting with Abe on Thursday that it is important for Kim to be told of the problem.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, over half of Americans approve of how Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think the summit will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
It fired a few barrages against hard-line comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and National Security Adviser John Bolton and has stood ever critical of "capitalist values", but has kept direct references to Trump to a minimum.
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The two leaders concluded their Tuesday meeting by signing an agreement that acknowledges progress in their talks. If things turn out well, Trump will be encouraged to pursue similar tough terms with Iran.
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The suspension of joint military exercises by US and South Korean forces - Trump called them "war games" - was not included in the joint declaration signed by Trump and Kim at the Singapore summit. "Parroting Chinese and North Korean propaganda by saying joint exercises are "provocative" undermines our security and alliances". But the whole business of "denuclearization" is a misnomer because they want us to withdraw our nuclear forces from the region, B-52s, B-1 bombers from Guam, and Trident nuclear submarines, all of that has to presumably be reoriented away from the Korean Peninsula.
"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office", Trump tweeted.
The history-making handshake came after a flurry of diplomatic overtures that eased tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
In his questioning of Harris at the confirmation hearing, Sen.
Harris, who sported a new mustache and wore a Hawaiian lei as a former PACOM commander based in Hawaii, said, "In my previous capacity, I spoke very strongly about the need to continue military exercises, most notably in 2017".
Bruce Cumings has written many books, including The Korean War: A History and North Korea: Another Country.
Trump, on the other hand, has promised loudly and repeatedly that this process will end with North Korea's disarmament. Simply because of the size of the countries, probably Vietnam is a better model for North Korea than China.