Sunday, 17 June, 2018

Vietnam hails Trump-Kim summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un SKYNEWS•GETTYDonald Trump claimed he know a'lot about airplanes during his press conference
Melinda Barton | 13 June, 2018, 12:30

A leading brewery company Oriental Brewery on Tuesday released a promotional video clip which contains a message of reconciliation and cooperation, based on the long-waited step towards world peace by the two leaders.

"I must have had just countless calls and letters and tweets, anything you can do - they want the remains of their sons back", said President Trump, after his meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Pentagon officials were surprised Tuesday after President Donald Trump vowed at the summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un to cancel "provocative" joint military drills with South Korea.

Trump said he wanted to remove the USA military presence from South Korea, though he provided no timeline.

The document indicates the leaders will work toward establishment of "new US-Democratic People's Rrepublic of Korea relations".

"United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula".

Former NBA All-Star, five-time champion, and rebound titan Dennis Rodman has been a character in these negotiations.

On Wednesday the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, said the suspension of war games - a surprise concession offered by the United States president on Tuesday night that caught South Korea by surprise - was not in the official declaration but "the president spoke about it in answer to a question at a press conference".

Trump ruled out immediate sanctions relief for North Korea after his meeting with Kim, saying it would come "when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor". So let's make this happen.

The issue's inclusion at the summit reflects the efforts of fierce lobbying by veterans groups in America, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, which wrote to Trump last week asking him to discuss the matter with Kim.

Rodman said he wants to stay out of politics, but that his attempts to establish a connection on a human level perhaps played some role in making the Trump-Kim summit possible.

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who has spent a significant time living and working in East Asia, told a group of defense reporters at a breakfast roundtable Tuesday morning that he was "surprised" and "troubled" by the announcement. "We just need the doors to be opened so we can start fresh", he said, describing the event as a "great day" and exclaiming: "I'm so happy!"

And I tried to do that to Obama, and Obama didn't even give me the time of day.

But the ministry was quick to raise India's concerns over the North Korea-Pakistan axis. But that didn't deter me.

"It's wonderful when I said those things [.] When I went back home I got so many death threats [.] I couldn't even go home I had to hide out for 30 days", he recalled through tears.

Rodman told CNN's Chris Cuomo that he had heard from the White House, specifically the president's secretary. "I'm so thankful and fortunate we didn't talk about politics". So many death threats. "Trump delivered it while getting nothing in return beyond the same generalities that North Korea has been offering since the early 1990s". I had to hide out for 30 days. "I know a lot about airplanes; it's very expensive". I never had anyone to hear, see me. 'I took all those bullets.