Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

India welcomes Trump-Kim summit; calls it 'positive development'

India welcomes Trump-Kim summit; calls it 'positive development'

The US president also said he wants to withdraw American troops stationed in South Korea, like he had promised during his election campaign.

There was almost ubiquitous (77% in CNN's May poll) American support for President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The summit was the first in history between a sitting U.S. President and a DPRK leader.

Hayden served as director of the National Security Council during the administration of President George W. Bush and as Central Intelligence Agency chief under President Barack Obama.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defense posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was stopping annual U.S.

While Washington has maintained that Pyongyang should achieve complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) this was not included in the joint agreement between leaders at the summit.

Kim has earlier declared a moratorium on testing, saying North Korea has completely developed its nuclear arsenal.

Ahn said for people who are not Korean, it's just an issue for the moment.

In response to Trump's suggestion that an agreement to formally end the Korean War might take place soon, Nam said the Moon administration would not hasten the process and that there was "no timeframe" set for the process.

In follow-up talks on the establishment of new relations, the US and North Korea will likely hold discussions on ending hostilities. "South Korea defensive military drills".

"We've adhered to the position of considering [the halt] during the process of dialogue even in the past", he added, asking the outlets to refer to a previous statement from the Blue House.

"When I watch some of those things, I'm kind of embarrassed for those people, as great things are going on", Melissa Francis, the co-host of "Outnumbered", said after the program aired a reel of journalists criticizing Trump's praise of Kim and the president's slapdash approach to the summit. "We don't have high expectations, although we have high hopes", she said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday also released a statement on the DPRK-U.S. summit, describing the joint statement as "a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth".

The comments could fundamentally change the way the United States, whose alliance with Seoul was forged after a 1950 surprise attack by the North started the Korean War, operates in South Korea.

"Without support from China, it's really hard for Washington and Pyongyang to press ahead on denuclearisation and the peace process", Cheng said.

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