Trump hopeful, but cautious; China hails Korea summit

Trump hopeful, but cautious; China hails Korea summit

Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, called the summit a success, saying South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump who is planning to meet with Kim, "may even win the Nobel Peace Prize".

The declaration signed at the historic summit between the leaders of the two Koreas also did not mention several issues that have been prominent in the past, including human rights in North Korea and joint economic projects.

"Now I can sleep in peace", Mr Moon replied. "I want them to get rid of their nukes". "A new history starts now".

"The summit represents a great and earnest statement by the two Korean leaders and all Korean people that there should never be a war on the Korean Peninsula again".

Kim Jong-un on Friday agreed with Moon Jae-in to work towards complete denuclearisation and permanent peace between the two Koreas.

It was a rare glimpse into Kim, who has rarely left his country and is normally depicted in the hero-worship language of the North Korean propaganda machine. But whatever one thinks of the portly thirty-five-year-old dictator, he is the one-rather than Moon, or Trump, or, China's Xi Jinping-who appears to be driving this train.

The answers to these questions may take some time. But it would advance a central aim of North Korean and Chinese foreign policy by undercutting the rationale for maintaining sizable USA forces in South Korea.

A day after the meeting between Kim and Moon produced dramatic images and a sweeping declaration of goodwill, South Korean media were replaying striking scenes of the two leaders and North Korea's main state newspaper published a multi-page spread with photos from the visit.

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But Trump told reporters on Friday: "I don't think he's playing". Under the grip of Kim's one-man rule, the country has many dissidents and political opponents in prison camps, according to defectors and civic groups. Pompeo has already met with him in Pyongyang. He said it's a hard process, but this could be the "beginning of North and South's reunification".

Trump was also at pains on Friday to credit China, North Korea's traditional ally and main trading partner, for supporting global sanctions that the U.S. credits for Kim's willingness to halt nuclear and long-range missile tests and re-start negotiations.

President also welcomed the news, tweeting that "good things are happening". They were also involved in the devastating conflict which raged between 1950 and 1953, and ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. The statement issued in Panmunjom was merely a statement of intent.

Foreign relations at the top of the agenda for the White House Friday.

"The economic pressure put in place by this global effort that President Trump has led has led him to believe that it's in his best interest to come to the table and talk about denuclearisation", he said. "And this President created the climate for this".

Ronlad Rosser joined the US military when he was 17 years old and served in the Korean War after his older brother was killed there. It began under Park Geun-hye, who served as the country's President from 2013 to 2017.

What happened Friday should be seen in the context of the a year ago - when the United States, its ally South Korea and North Korea threatened and raged as the North unleashed a torrent of weapons tests - but also in light of the long, destructive history of the rival Koreas, who fought one of the 20th century's bloodiest conflicts and even today occupy a divided peninsula that's still technically in a state of war.

Trump credited his own leadership for why talks will "be different" in these negotiations.