Leaders from North and South Korea announced a scheduled third summit Monday, with both governments agreeing to meet in September to discuss the denuclearization of the peninsula and a potential end of their decades long conflict.
According to Fox News, both countries are set to hold high-level negotiations along the de-militarized zone between the warring nations; setting the stage for a possible peace deal between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“Officials have been watching and waiting for North Korea to make progress on its promise to denuclearize its regime — an agreement Kim made with President Trump during their historic June summit in Singapore. Cho said he urged North Korea to continue its nuclear negotiations with the U.S,” writes Fox News.
Officials in Pyongyang have urged the Trump administration to ease crippling restrictions imposed on the Hermit Kingdom following Kim’s nuclear missile tests, but so far the White House has insisted on using “maximum pressure” to force the regime to abandon its weapons programs.
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ACOSTA ABROAD: Trump Warns Jim Acosta to ‘Be Respectful’ During Kim Summit
President Trump told CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta to “be nice” and “be respectful” during Tuesday’s press conference in Singapore; warning the journalist after he yelled questions at Trump and Kim Jong Un earlier in the day.
The President was taking questions from reporters after his high-stakes meetings with the North Korean leader when he called-on Acosta, who promised to be “respectful” before asking the Commander-in-Chief the status of the negotiations.
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018
Acosta’s demeanor was a stark contrast to his behavior earlier in the day, when he hurled questions at the North Korean leader, including, “Are you going to give up your nuclear weapons?”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018
BACK IN BEIJING: Kim Jong Un in CHINA to Brief Officials on Singapore Summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was back in Beijing this week, speaking with Chinese officials over his historic summit with President Trump and the possible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Kim traveled to Beijing Tuesday to meet with President Xi Jinping in their first face-to-face meeting since the Singapore Summit; making the trip his third visit to China this year.
“Trump agreed to work with Kim toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, committed to provide the North with security guarantees and pledged to end ‘war games’ with South Korea, which North Korea and China have long seen as provocative,” writes the New York Post.
“We hope this visit can help to further deepen China-North Korea relations, strengthen strategic communication between both countries on important issues and promote regional peace and stability,” said a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry.
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