Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Trump calls N Korean leader Kim terrific during U.N. visit

Trump calls N Korean leader Kim terrific during U.N. visit

"It's always been surprising to me that more things aren't resolved", Trump said in a weekend video message, "because you have all of these countries getting together in one location but it doesn't seem to get there".

The United States in sponsoring the U.N. Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem, which includes signatures from 130 U.N. member states pledging to do more to combat the global drug trade.

The president will tout his June face-to-face with Kim as a major diplomatic win but "he should think twice if he plans to repeat his claim that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat", she said.

But experts have warned against a peace declaration for the potential "domino effect" it could have, leading to "prematurely signing a peace treaty, reducing USA deterrence and defense capabilities, and abrogating the mutual defense treaty" between the US and South Korea, according to Bruce Klingner, former Central Intelligence Agency deputy division chief for Korea and now a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

President Donald Trump suspended the joint war games after the Singapore summit but warned he could "instantly restart" them if progress isn't made toward denuclearization.

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to soon hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un as he returned to the United Nations with warm words for the North Korean leader whom he eviscerated past year.

"A lot of progress" was being made, he said, speaking alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in in NY.

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Trump´s remarks come one year after he stunned the United Nations General Assembly with a blistering attack on North Korea in his speech, threatening to "totally destroy" the communist state and mocking the projectile-building Kim as "rocket man". El-Sissi said it's an obligation Trump has made clear.

Trump and Kim met for an unprecedented summit on Jun 12, and Trump has been keen on a second meeting, even though some US officials and most analysts say Pyongyang has yet to show it is prepared to give up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States.

If there is a through line to the still-evolving Trump doctrine on foreign policy, it is that the president will not subordinate American interests on the world stage, whether for economic, military or political gain.

This year's General Assembly will be Mr. Trump's second meeting since taking office and Pompeo's first since taking over as secretary of state. But no American company sells much more than 10,000 cars a year in South Korea. USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said last week the two had agreed to meet but said the meeting could take place later.

On Wednesday, Trump will for the first time chair a Security Council meeting on non-proliferation that will focus heavily on Iran, likely triggering a clash with other big powers.

As he begins the sequel to his stormy United Nations debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.

Trump and Moon were expected to sign a new version of the U.S.

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