Trump Says That Without Otto Warmbier, North Korea Summit Wouldn't Have Happened

Casey Dawson
June 13, 2018

In a post-summit interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Trump said North Korea was "going to get rid of certain ballistic missile sites and various other things" but that they would "put that out later".

It futher sees the U.S. and North Korea agree to "establish new relations", and 'join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula'.

China shares a border with North Korea and is the country's largest trading partner.

Although human rights was not included in the joint statement signed by Trump and Kim, the us president said he raised the issue and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to "do the right thing".

"The relationship of deep-rooted hostility and the North Korean nuclear issue cannot be resolved in one single action through a meeting between leaders", said a statement by Moon, who predicted a "long process that could take one year, two years or even longer" to resolve disputes with Kim's regime.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American college student Otto Warmbier "did not die in vain" because the fallout from his case spurred U.S.

"I think that without Otto this would not have happened".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a ground-breaking meeting with Kim at the end of April, when they agreed to stop all hostile acts and pledged to achieve "a nuclear-free Korean peninsula through complete denuclearization", without specifying how it will be done.

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"But again, as we learn from the past, North Korea will agree to take these steps, but you can't trust them ultimately to fulfill what they commit to", he said.

'He wants to do the right thing, ' he said of Kim.

In a landmark 2014 report, United Nations investigators said that 80,000 to 120,000 people were thought to be held in camps in North Korea. "We are proud of Otto and miss him".

"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the USA negotiating team "delivers for America's swagger".

He was the first leader to get the U.S. president to meet with him and he can bring back this great victory to his country and focus on what he says his priority now, which is the shift from the nuclear weapons development to improving the North Korean economy.

Mintaro Oba, a former US State Department diplomat specialising in the Koreas, said the summit was more about style and symbolism.

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