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Offbeat Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

14:06  13 june  2018
14:06  13 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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  Senate Democrats vow to buck Trump on North Korea without tough deal Senate Democrats on Monday told President Donald Trump not to make a deal with North Korea that leaves it in possession of nuclear weapons, and threatened to maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang if that condition is not met.Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic Leader, and ranking Democrats from national security committees, released a letter to Trump laying out five demands for any pact. They said they would not only oppose easing sanctions on North Korea but also seek to impose tougher ones if the conditions are not met.

In a long soliloquy about North Korea , he said the totalitarian state is the result of 'a tragic experiment in the laboratory of history in Three American aircraft carriers and a nuclear submarine are en route to waters off the Korean peninsula, underscoring the seriousness of Trump 's threat to engage.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives aboard Air Force One from Singapore at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives aboard Air Force One from Singapore at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump, arriving back in the United States on Wednesday after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Pyongyang no longer posed a nuclear threat.

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

North Korea also was no longer the United States' "biggest and most dangerous problem," he added. (Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Catherine Evans)

Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit .
The White House extended restrictions on North Korea for one year, citing an ongoing threat of hostility and weapons of mass destruction.President Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States.

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