US-DPRK Summit Results

Kim and Trump have concluded their “summit”….we got the ever present photo op and the presser after the deal was struck….

In keeping with my small attempt to be fair to all sides I would like to give my readers a look at the 4 point deal that has been inked by the two leaders…..

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

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

3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the U.S.-DPRK summit–the first in history–was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-up negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.-DPRK summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

(Signed)

DONALD J. TRUMP
President of the United States of America

KIM JONG UN
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

June 12, 2018

The points are vague…but to be honest most of these things have always been vague….

This “summit” did not disappoint me for I never thought there would be a definite end to the hostilities….this is an adequate start….but I do hate to piss on the parade but we have had numerous adequate starts in the past….the proof will be in the pudding if there is a final deal to be made.

Is this a good deal?  Yes, because any form of diplomacy is more favorable than the alternative…..but is it a done deal?  Not by a long shot.  We have been close on several other occasions….so do not read too much into this vague statement.

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4 thoughts on “US-DPRK Summit Results

  1. I agree that any form of diplomacy is better than no diplomacy at all, but this “deal” is virtually meaningless. They’ve agreed to keep talking is about it, but given the personalities of the two leaders that may very well mean a return to Rocket Boy and Dotard. Trump, of course, will claim this is the greatest deal ever.

  2. I owe John an apology through your site, chuq. I never believed the ‘summit’ would go ahead.
    The fact that it did is a very encouraging start. But a long haul lies ahead.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I will pass it on…..the results were about what most thought…just a bunch of nothing that they could agree with and sign…..chuq

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