After almost 5 hours of surreal talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the two of them declared a new friendship, but only vague promises of nuclear disarmament
Despite the fact that the US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un declared the start of a new, beautiful friendship between the two countries, declarations regarding nuclear disarmament were vague and not so convincing.
“We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond. So, people are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy,” Trump said during the formal ceremony
Both presidents signed a document which says that the North Korean leader “reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” On the other hand, Trump agreed to “provide security guarantees” to North Korea.
However, there was no mentioning, not even the slightest mentioning the previous US aim of “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.” In addition to this, Kim’s commitments did not seem to represent more than what he already promised to do back in April when he got together with South Korean President Moon Jae.
Trump was also eager to hail the talks as both a historical and personal achievement.
“We learned a lot about each other and our countries,” Trump said after sitting next to Kim and signing the document, which was bound in a leather binder. “I learned he’s a very talented man.”
He also added that he is willing to extend an invitation to the White House to Kim, who also had big words regarding the new era to come.
“Today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind,” Kim said through a translator. “The world will see a major change.”