Japan eyes Kim-Abe summit but abductees' families urge caution

Japan eyes Kim-Abe summit but abductees' families urge caution

Bret Baier's first interview with Donald Trump since he became POTUS, was tearing up the TV news turf this evening, after the Fox News political anchor asked POTUS about his just-wrapped summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

"Even if the North Korean regime opens their country for revolution, this announcer will declare that decision".

Koichi Hagiuda, executive acting secretary-general of the ruling party, said he heard from Abe that Kim did not repeat North Korea's claim that the issue involving Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s had been resolved.

On Thursday, North Koreans finally got a glimpse of video of Trump and Kim together, as official Korean Central Television broadcast the first footage of Kim's trip to Singapore. "But it's another thing to say it's not North Korea, it's not Iran, it's not Russian Federation, it's not China, it's journalists, like us, who are the enemy of the American people". Trump showed off his new tattoo. But big, joint U.S. He said after the summit that he had told his counterpart: "Take your time - we can go fast, we can go slowly". President Moon Jae-in, an avowed supporter of engagement with North Korea, called it "a truly historic feat" that had "moved us from the era of hostility towards the era of dialogue, of peace and prosperity". While specific details were not included in the document, the president told reporters afterwards that Washington will be freezing USA and South Korean military "war games" while negotiations with Pyongyang play out.

With Pompeo in the driver's seat pushing negotiations forward, it will be his job to ensure nervous allies wondering why Washington has handed Pyongyang a major concession while securing little concrete in return.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with US President Donald Trump.

'We stopped playing those war games that cost us a fortune, ' he told the network.

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Mr. DeTrani, meanwhile, highlighted the overall progress at hand.

The leaders signed a statement pledging to establish a new relationship.

Pompeo said Washington remained committed to the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" denuclearization of North Korea, after the joint statement from the US-North Korea summit in Singapore drew criticism for lack of detail on the key issue.

One possibility could be carrying out some joint training overseas - beyond South Korea.

"President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing of denuclearization and relief from the sanctions", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters after meeting South Korea's president and Japan's foreign minister in Seoul. But simultaneously, Seoul is aiming to prepare its defenses in case the US decides to halt joint military exercises indefinitely or pull out the around 28,000 troops it has stationed inside South Korea's borders.

He continued: "I suppose we could argue semantics but let me assure you it's in the document". "I mean, what's the point of having troops there if they're not ready?" "They just, essentially president for life, that's pretty good". -South Korean air combat exercises.

North Korean state press played up its triumphant takeaways from the summit, including what it said was an agreement to gradually ease economic sanctions on Pyongyang and for both sides to simultaneously take steps to denuclearize the peninsula.

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