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Offbeat Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit

00:31  23 june  2018
00:31  23 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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  Korean Americans Respond To 'Surreal' Trump-Kim Summit Tuesday’s historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left some Korean Americans feeling dazed but optimistic about what could be the beginning of a new era for the Korean Peninsula. Trump and Kim met on Tuesday in Sentosa, a small island off Singapore’s southern coast, after months of uncertain negotiations and decades of icy relations between their two countries. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader.Joon Bang, the executive director of the Los Angeles–based Korean American Coalition, called the meeting “surreal.

The official declaration , contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump 's assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Trump and Kim.

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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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.

The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North’s nuclear weapons threat.

“Sleep well tonight!” Trump tweeted on June 13, the day after he and Kim met in Singapore.

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EXCLUSIVE-Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

  EXCLUSIVE-Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday. In a joint declaration following their meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, the North Korean leader pledged to move toward complete denuclearization and Trump vowed to guarantee the security of the United States' old foe. Forty percent of those polled said they did not believe the countries would stick to their commitments.

The official declaration , contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump 's assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Trump and Kim.

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the North Korean regime no longer poses a nuclear threat following his summit with Kim Jong Un, even though the meeting produced no verifiable proof that the rogue regime will discontinue its nuclear program.

Harsh economic restrictions will continue for one year under the order Trump signed Friday. The paperwork keeps in place restrictions first imposed a decade ago by President George W. Bush. The ban on transfer of any U.S. assets by North Korea’s leaders or its ruling party has been extended or expanded several times by both President Barack Obama and Trump himself, in response to North Korean missile tests and other actions.

“The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” Trump wrote Friday.

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The official declaration , contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Mr Trump ’s assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with North The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Mr

SINGAPORE — In a day of personal diplomacy that began with a choreographed handshake and ended with a freewheeling news conference, President Trump deepened his wager on North Korea ’s leader on Tuesday

The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Trump and Kim. Trump said afterward that he believes Kim is serious about giving up nuclear weapons and transforming his stunted economy.

“Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” Trump wrote on Twitter on June 13. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

“Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea,” he added. “President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer - sleep well tonight!”

The confident, optimistic language marked a complete reversal from Trump’s criticism of Kim as “little Rocket Man” and his threats last year to deliver “fire and fury” to North Korea if necessary. The insults and nuclear brinkmanship alarmed other world leaders, who feared war and a new nuclear arms race.

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President Trump reassured Americans after returning from the summit meeting. WASHINGTON — President Trump declared Wednesday that North Korea is “no longer a nuclear threat ” to Rejoicing in the glow of a historic encounter, Mr. Trump returned to Washington and portrayed his agreement

The official declaration , contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump ’s assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North ’s nuclear weapons threat . Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond.

Trump’s decision to cancel joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises drew strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz), who called it a concession.

“It is North Korea — through its nuclear and missile programs, aggressive behavior and egregious human rights violations — that poses the greatest threat to peace,” McCain said in a statement. “And until North Korea takes concrete steps to change that, no concessions should be made and the sanctions must continue.”

The national emergency that Trump extended allows the government to forbid North Korean leaders from selling or otherwise using any assets they may hold in the United States. It is separate from U.S. sanctions related to North Korean human rights abuses and a long list of international penalties imposed over Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have said that all U.S. sanctions will remain in force for now. Some could be lifted as negotiations progress.

North Korean state media have described a step-by-step diplomatic process and said Trump agreed to “lift sanctions” as relations improve.

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