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Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization – Moon

May 27, 2018     RT


"North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump’s assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after Pyongyang gets rid of all its nukes, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said.

Moon was speaking in the wake of the surprise talks he held with the North's leader on Saturday near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas. He revealed that Kim agreed to engage in “direct communication” with Washington to prepare for the newly resuscitated summit, but said that its fate still depends on future negotiations between the parties.

Moon went on to add that he “relayed the message that President Trump is firmly willing to end his country's hostile relationship with North Korea and enhance economic cooperation should Chairman Kim make a decision on complete denuclearization and implements it.”     <<there's the key Kim

Kim reportedly reiterated his pledge to de-nuclearize, but cast doubt on Washington’s promise to provide him with security guarantees that the North seeks.

The Saturday summit between Moon and Kim became the second time the two leaders met in less than two months, and it followed a groundbreaking meeting in April. Earlier, Yonhap, citing North Korean state media, reported that the leaders of two Koreas agreed to meet for a third time on June 1.

The latest meeting was carried out at Kim’s initiative, Moon revealed, saying that the North Korean leader reached out with the idea the day before, on Friday."

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https://www.rt.com/news/427938-kim-doubts-security-guarantee/

The title tells the story, imo.  Project what you are doing, on the other party to make yourself look good and if anything goes wrong, then point and say, see I told you I didn't trust them, making you appear as the injured party, needing sympathy on the world stage, meanwhile keeping hidden what you were really up to, on the sneak.  By saying he doesn't trust Pres. Trump to keep his word, he's telling us that he can't be trusted to keep his.  I hope someone or everyone, is paying very close attention.  Past history of what the US has or hasn't done on the world's stage is not this president's responsibility.  This is a new day, with a new way of doing things.  Keeping fingers crossed for the safety of everyone.

 

 

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Last night I ran across this tweet

 

Then today Reddwolf sent me this 

Donald J. Trump
-Verifierat konto @realDonaldTrump
10 minuter ago

We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you!

So now we know who it was, wondering why he was in Bejing.

 

 

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The U.S. is trying to find a discreet way to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during the summit

John Hudson    June 1, 2018

 

"SINGAPORE — At an island resort off the coast of Singapore, U.S. event planners are working day and night with their North Korean counterparts to set up a summit designed to bring an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

But a particularly awkward logistical issue remains unresolved, according to two people familiar with the talks. Who’s going to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel stay?

The prideful but cash-poor pariah state requires that a foreign country foot the bill at its preferred lodging: the Fullerton, a magnificent neoclassical hotel near the mouth of the Singapore River, where just one presidential suite costs more than $6,000 per night.

The mundane but diplomatically fraught billing issue is just one of numerous logistical concerns being hammered out between two teams led by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin and Kim’s de facto chief of staff, Kim Chang Son, as they strive toward a June 12 meeting."

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-us-is-trying-to-find-a-discreet-way-to-pay-for-kim-jong-uns-hotel-in-singapore/2018/06/01/776055ce-9745-439e-9ee4-c0cef8e81523_story.html?utm_term=.71391c79eb74

 

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(´Д`) Here we go....we know how much that Family bludges.

But then, as the countries which do have power, we also need to pave way to do the right thing for the Earth, not just about focusing directly onto the dealings with Nth K....if KJU is too scungy and crys out that he can't afford it, as bigger power stake holders, to make the meeting happen to end the problem (one initial step), then we need to set up the scene so it goes ahead, cuz we can't wait that guy to get it together.  (Hope you get Aussie slang meanings ok. LOL)

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BTW the US side to get the place ready for KJU would be actually better for Se.e /.Aeye..Eigh because they can do whatever they want to do to the place where the guy would stay....hell of intel opportunity to record the guy and do more profiling etc. Lots eyes and lots ears placed that there'd be no hiding place, even if Nth K side of peeps try to get rid of such interventions made by the alphabet soup group.

They get loads of "jolly good stuff" out of placing everything they want to get out of this meeting, whether it goes ahead on 12th or not.....KJU's finger prints to DNA samples will be collected. You know what this means...? Lots for KJU with long term check mate.>

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Mystery CIA Officer Thrust Into Spotlight as Korea Summit Looms

June 6, 2018       Nick Wadhams

Andrew Kim has joined Trump, Pompeo in key negotiations
Kim is known as the ‘grim reaper’ by some for hawkish views

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Andrew Kim Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

"The lightning diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea before next week’s historic summit has thrust a little-known CIA officer into an uncomfortably public role as a key intermediary in talks between the two adversaries.

After years working on North Korea at the Central Intelligence Agency, Andrew Kim has been thrust into the spotlight accompanying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in key meetings with Pyongyang officials. He took part in President Donald Trump’s Oval Office meeting with a senior North Korean envoy last week and has helped prepare the president for his June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

The unusual public role has given Kim, who was raised in South Korea, extraordinary influence over the administration’s approach to the summit and the North Korean nuclear threat more broadly. Just as Pompeo has become Trump’s right-hand man on the Korean talks, twice meeting with Kim Jong Un this year, Andrew Kim has found himself in a similar role for the secretary of state."

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/mystery-cia-officer-thrust-into-spotlight-as-korea-summit-looms

 

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Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Singapore

June 11, 2018           Dylan Stableford

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"After months of saber-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 9 a.m. local time, Trump and Kim walked along a white colonnade, meeting in front of a bank of 12 alternating U.S. and North Korean flags where they shook hands. The handshake lasted about 12 seconds. Kim could be heard saying, “Nice to meet you Mr. President.”

After their initial greeting, Trump and Kim walked inside, sat down and spoke briefly to reporters.

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Trump, who had insisted he would know “within the first minute” if Kim was serious about denuclearization, said he “felt really great” about his brief encounter with the North Korean dictator.

“We’re going to have a great discussion,” Trump said. “A tremendous success. We will have a great relationship.”

“It was not easy to get here,” Kim said, according to a translator. “There were obstacles but we overcame them to be here.”

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-meets-kim-jong-un-singapore-010814105.html

We're off and running...........................seemed friendly enough .

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