Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Summit happens on anniversary of UVA student's return from North Korea

Summit happens on anniversary of UVA student's return from North Korea

The president said North Korea "more brutally oppressed its people than any regime on earth".

The summit centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions. In the afternoon, they signed a brief statement calling for peace, committing to recover the remains of US service members from the Korean War and asserting a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". "This was the first act in what they hope, and what all of us hope, will be a multistep process".

Perdue, who lived in Singapore and China as a businessman before entering politics, said that in talks with North Korea it would "be bad to throw on there any concession except for economic development", explaining "that's why I'm troubled by the military cooperation comments that have been made today".

The 71-year-old Trump said he has developed a "very special bond" with 34-year-old Kim. I think he's going to start now.

Kim said there would be a "major change" in the world.

The president appeared to reference North Korea destroying parts of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site as evidence that the country is serious about denuclearization.

In the run-up to Tuesday's historic face-to-face with Kim, Trump has appeared unconcerned about the implications of feting an authoritarian leader accused by the US of ordering the public assassination of his half brother with a nerve agent, executing his uncle by firing squad and presiding over a notorious gulag estimated to hold 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners.

One South Korean official said he initially thought Trump had misspoken.

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The Singapore summit was truly historic in more ways than one.

The language in the joint statement was weaker than in previous agreements - the very significant difference being that the North is now much further advanced in its nuclear programme.

"The diplomatic track is often challenging, is often the most hard one to be followed, but it is the rewarding one, and needs to be sustained over time", Mogherini said.

The summit began with a striking image, unimaginable just months ago.

The four-minute clip was in the style of a big-budget Hollywood movie trailer, complete with two heroes: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, who together bring peace to the world.

The two men walked towards each other and firmly gripped each other's hands in front of U.S. and North Korean flags. You know, we did sanctions and all the things you would do but I think without the rhetoric, you know, other administrations, I don't want to get specific on that, but you know they had a policy of silence. They were then joined by small delegations of advisers for a working lunch.

Over lunch they shared a mix of Western and Korean dishes, including stuffed cucumbers and Daegu jorim, a soy-braised fish dish.

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