Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these

Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that North Korea should approach the summit with "awareness". I believe he is happy we made this progress.

Despite all this, Trump's support from his right-wing political base remains strong, and his followers are likely to trumpet the outcome of the North Korea summit as the president achieving something his predecessors could not.

Speaking earlier in the day also in Beijing, the Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said China hoped the United States and North Korea can reach agreement on a peace deal.

"The world will see a major change", the North Korean leader said.

"Without support from China, it's really hard for Washington and Pyongyang to press ahead on denuclearisation and the peace process", Cheng said. Pundits gave obligatory acknowledgment of North Korea's human rights abuses but offered little criticism of why Trump didn't bring those issues up to Kim.

Donald Trump's dramatic meeting with North Korea's leader may have been choreographed to look like a Nixon-goes-to-China moment, but the summit appears to have failed to secure any concrete commitments by Pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear arsenal.

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The joint agreement states the US and North Korea will commit to hold follow-up negotiations at the earliest possible date to carry out the agreement reached at the summit.

Beijing has key strategic interests when it comes to North Korea, and has long feared that a collapse of its isolated neighbour could push waves of refugees into northeastern China, or that nuclear war on the Korean peninsula could contaminate swathes of the country.

Trump has now essentially adopted the standard North Korean line, calling the military exercises a "provocative" drain of money and announcing they would stop while he continues talks with Kim, whom he repeatedly praised as a solid negotiating partner.

"This was an opportunity to make a breakthrough and if we missed it, how can we be sure the tensions on the Korean peninsula won't return?" asked Zhu Feng, an global relations specialist at Nanjing University.

US forces in South Korea said it has "received no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and will continue to coordinate with South Korean partners and maintain the current posture until it receives an updated guidance from the Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command. "This may seem far-fetched but it has happened with Vietnam".

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