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Offbeat Leon Panetta says North Korea summit was "doomed" from the start

22:41  03 september  2018
22:41  03 september  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Trump's "failed" Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June was " doomed " from Mr. Trump has remained optimistic about the future of North Korea , after declaring North Korea no longer a nuclear threat following the summit .

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday bashed President Donald Trump’s “failed” summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June, calling it “ doomed ” from the beginning. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is "very worried" about North Korea because "frankly, I

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Trump's "failed" Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June was "doomed" from the beginning.

"The problem is that in many ways it was doomed to failure from the beginning, because there was never the preparatory work that has to be done prior to a summit meeting," Panetta said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "This was all about show, it was about shaking hands and exchanging words."

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The underlying work on process and looking at nuclear weapons sites and determining inspection regimes, Panetta said, didn't happen as needed. Now, Panetta said he's "very worried" about the North Korea situation, "because frankly, I think we have a failed summit on our hands right now."

"There's a long list of failed efforts throughout history, this may be another one of those," said Panetta who served as defense secretary and CIA director under former President Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump has remained optimistic about the future of North Korea, after declaring North Korea no longer a nuclear threat following the summit. But even he has had to admit the progress has been insufficient. In July, the Washington Post reported U.S. intelligence agencies found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photos and other evidence.

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“I think we have a failed summit on our hands right now,” the former defense secretary said .

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"I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the president tweeted last month.

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It's unclear what the next steps are for North Korea, as the U.S. has not given any timeline for denuclearization. Pompeo said last month that North Korea would determine the timeline, which came as a surprise to some.

"The ultimate timeline for denuclearization will be set by Chairman Kim, at least in part," Pompeo said. "The decision is his. He made a commitment, and we're very hopeful that over the coming weeks and months we can make substantial progress towards that and put the North Korean people on a trajectory towards a brighter future very quickly."

Panetta also weighed in on the threat of impeachment, should Democrats win control of the House. He was White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, and on Sunday, he warned Democrats against pursuing impeachment, urging them to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates. Mueller has not given a timeline for completing that investigation.

"I think Bob Mueller's report will ultimately determine whether or not there are going to be additional steps taken against the president," Panetta said, adding that Democrats "ought not to get ahead of that report because that will be the key to determining what happens in the future."

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South Korea plans to propose a joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics with North Korea at next week's summit in Pyongyang, sports minister Do Jong-hwan said Wednesday, according to a Yonhap report. Do will make the proposal when he accompanies President Moon Jae-in to the North Korean capital for a third summit with Kim Jong Un from Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said."I plan to make this proposal to the North for the settlement of peace" on the Korean peninsula, he was quoted as telling journalists in Tokyo."Seoul and Pyongyang would co-host the games", he said.

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