Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sign agreement on denuclearization, security of North Korea
- U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday (June 12th) to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for North Korean.
It however did not give any details on how denuclearization would be achieved. The document also made no mention of the international sanctions that have crippled North Korea’s economy, for pursuing its nuclear weapons program.
Nor was there any reference to finally signing a peace treaty.
But the joint statement did say the two sides had agreed to recovering the remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action and repatriating them.
Donald Trump expected the denuclearization process to start quickly. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold follow-up negotiations “at the earliest possible date”, the statement said.
Before signing “comprehensive” document, Kim Jong Un said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”
Donald Trump said he had formed a “very special bond” with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.
“People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world,” Trump said.
- source : Reuters