Trump briefing: War games will stop, sanctions remain

US president Donald Trump in a long briefing to the media in Singapore Tuesday, June 12, lavished praise on Chairman Kim Jong-un for their “honest, direct and productive” first meeting and “his dedication to his people and real change. He said he was sure that Kim, who was on his way home to Pyongyang, would vigorously start the process, to which he had “committed unwaveringly of comprehensive denuclearization,” as soon as he touched down. North Korea was already destroying its engine testing site. “That’s a big thing,” he said. Today is the beginning of a long and arduous process, which should have been resolved a long time ago, but we go into it with our eyes wide open,” Trump said. “Sanctions will come off when we are sure the nuclear issue is no longer a factor. ”On the other hand, the “war games” would be halted, both because they were very expensive and also provocative.”
Other points the US President made in his briefing in answer to questions:

  • National security adviser John Bolton will soon lead a team to Pyongyang to take part in the dismantling of North Korea’s program.
  • Verification of nuclear dismantlement? “We’ll have a lot of people working there and it will be verified,” he said without offering details.
  • The bloody Korean conflict has never ended until this day. I hope it will soon end. A peace treaty? “At the appropriate time.”
  • The North Korean leader would be invited to the White House “at the appropriate time, further down the road,” and Trump would visit Pyongyang.
  • Will the regime cheat as it did before? “Kim wants this maybe even more than us, he wants a bright future. I believe he wants to get it done. There is no limit to what can be achieved if North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons. They are a talented people. And Kim wants to be remembered for ushering in a bright future. Most importantly he faces a different US president, who gets things done.”
  • Kim agreed quickly to the recovery of the remains of the app. 6,000 “heroes of the Korean War.”
  • Will the US troops serving in the Demilitarized Zone since the end of the war be withdrawn? “I want to bring our soldiers home. But that is not part of the equation right now.”
  • Human rights? “We did discuss human rights at length outside the nuclear issue. North Korea is a rough place. Ultimately, we’ll agree on something. Kim is very talented. He took over the rule at age 26 and he runs it tough. I don’t say he’s nice. He is a very special person.” Trump also said: “I also brought up the question of Japanese abductees and we will work on it on that too.”
  • More meetings are to be expected between Trump and Kim as the long processes they launched at their historic summit on June 12 unfold, with inevitable road bumps.
  • Trump repeated a former remark on Iran, describing it as a different place compared to three months ago, without explanation. “I hope that at the appropriate time after sanctions, really harsh sanctions, kick in, they will negotiate a new deal. Right now, it’s too soon.
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16 thoughts on “Trump briefing: War games will stop, sanctions remain

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 12:40 at 12:40

    POTUS Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un met in Singapore to bring lasting change to the Security Landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China. Such steps, combined with commensurate actions by North Korea, shall help facilitate a Free Nuclear Korean Peninsula, but POTUS Trump warned that in the event of a collapse in this phased denuclearize agreement that America will stand ready to provide support for potentially historic progress made through diplomacy, but will continue to stand with South Korea and any return to threats cannot happen. The Vast Majority of Americans and Israeli’s too, approve over 70% support Trump meeting with North Korea. Great step in the right direction.

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 14:49 at 14:49

    Exactly!History is repeated.The years 60-China nuclear power,then dollars appear.2017-N.K.nuclear power,and appear the american disoriented .

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 20:35 at 20:35

      Disagree……China is an example of Why North Korea is listening and cooperating while Iran stands frozen with time running out. Senators and Congress are reminding the American People as well as the World, that former POTUS Barack Obama did not even get the Iranian regime to sign the JCPOA Nuclear Agreement that gave the Iranian regime $50 billion and a Pallet of Cash for Nukes later to be built by G-6 EU Nations. On the other hand, POTUS Trump Historic Summit with North Korea will be Approved by the Advise and Consent of the Senate. Even Kim Jong-Un signed the USA-DPRK Nuclear Disarmament Agreement with Kim promising Worldwide reaffirming his firm and unwavering commitment to complete De-Nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Unlike Iran and why Iranian Leadership is on Borrowed Time. History is on the side of the Victors and Iran has not been there ever since Alexander took out Darius III! China and Russia had to cave on North Korea and neither will want to save Iranian Religious Billionaires when they can take away their money to Invest in Iran, China, and Russia as well. The World will Invest into Iran and with the Persian People, and not the Pockets of Religious hiding it under their Robbing Robes and even they know it that Allah won’t save them.

      • Jun 12, 2018 @ 22:00 at 22:00

        The Parthian Empire was fairly large and the big reason that Rome never moved .East as a matter of fact they gave the roman empire their worst military defeat ever. I am so impressed with your ability to comment on things that you have no knowledge of. Do you sit in your basement hitting the crack pipe?
        have you ever thought that this is a plot to get Israel to give up their nukes. After all Israel would be the first country to use nukes other then the U.S. If Israel sets off a nuke it would contaminate all of the Oil fields. With out Nukes the Israeli’s and the Arabs can wipe each other out and Russia and the U.S. would make a lot of money.

        • Jun 13, 2018 @ 1:21 at 1:21

          Actually you are Half Right and thus Half Bright, but I commend you and welcome your own thoughts on the current situation. I brought up Darius III that was betrayed by his own Guards in order to gain favor from Alexander that was taught by Aristotle. It was the Greek Historian Herodotus (The Father Of History), superiority quotation that……”Free Men Fight Better Than Slaves!” The Wars of Alexander III (The Great) of Macedon freed the Persian Empire population and allowed self-government. As Alexander The Great proved by defeating Persia was my point before the Romans defeated the Greeks making them Roman Family Scholars and Advisers. On the other hand, I compliment and quite agree with you that the The Parthian Empire (Known As Arsacid Empire As Well) was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran and Iraq for centuries even after Alexander Death. Alexander recognized its greatness by dying in the Palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon wearing Persian Robes and Dining on Persian Food while crying about his own destructive behavior upon Persia as he attempted to Return to Greece. Additionally, you are correct that the early incursions by the Roman Republic against Parthia were repulsed quite badly as you say. During the Roman Liberators’ Civil War, with Parthia’s actively became Allies of Brutus and Cassius, invading Syria, and gaining territories, but that was with help of Romans not all Parthia’s? Yet, eventually and in Perpetuity Parthia was ended after the fall of the Achaemenid Empire, Parthia, Northeastern Iran, was governed by the Seleucid Kings, a Macedonian Dynasty that ruled in the Asian Territories of the former Persian Empire. No question the Persian Empire was a Beacon of Light from Cyrus to Civilizing the World as well as in the 7th century being a Center of Learning and Philosophy. Yet, since 1979 the Ayatollah’s have Darken Iran and why I post that the Persian People will rise and overthrow them this time with help from the Middle East, the West, Arabia, and Israel. I believe Persia will return to being a Beacon of Enlightening when they are Free of the Religious Billionaire Thugs, Thieves, and Betrayers of Persian People. I thank you for your input, but Iran run by the Ayatollah’s using Proxy Wars of Terror have just been losing. The Ayatollah’s are Servants stealing Billions and by no means are anywhere near the Parthia-Arsacid-Persia Rich History of Bravery. Allah has blinded these Servants Serving only themselves by Stealing Billions from the Persian People. The World will welcome the Return of the Persian but no cares about the survival of any Ayatollahs. You correct as well, the World will benefit much more in wealth and health with the Ayatollah’s removal into exile of the history. POTUS Obama was right to seek a Deal with Iran to help change their behavior but it is clear now more than ever. The Greatness of Persia cannot return until the removal of those governing Iran as Slaves and Servants to them, and not sharing in the wealth that Parthia welcomed for centuries.

          • Jun 13, 2018 @ 3:05 at 3:05

            The Sassanians were Persian as well together they ruled for 400 years and even ruled Present day Israel. However you never answered the other thought. This could be a ploy for Israel to give up Nukes. It is really only the right thing to do. Do you actually think that the Nationalist Americans need Israel ?

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 15:28 at 15:28

    Great success for President Trump. Chairman Kim is well aware that the Russians and Chinese encroach NK for their sinister manoeuvring.

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 23:00 at 23:00

    have to recognize the crazy bitch Donalda Tramp did pretty well.
    However, he has to present excuses and beg for pardon from Trudeau.

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 23:05 at 23:05

    The traitor is only cheered by idiots and America’s ennemies. Kim outsmarted Trump by giving nothing and Trump gave the farm away. What a BS negotiator.

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 1:08 at 1:08


  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 4:41 at 4:41

    Very nice. However my concern is about Trump’s so called peace plan for Israel since we all know that any such plan implies division of the Land.

    Ambassador Friedman went to Washington this week to Plan ‘Peace Deal of the Century’. Trump is cunning, Snake-Like (the gematria of his name)and that he is a keen supporter of the Saudis. His peace plan is suicidal to Israel. He is calculated and he sends his Court Jews. Kushner and Greenblatt to force it upon Israel, c”v. His emissaries spied the Land and came back with a false report. They termed Israel’s enemies as giants and featured the Hebrews as grasshoppers.

    If the reported provisions of the plan are true, the Trump Administration’s “deal of the century” would be the “disaster of the century.” President Trump’s reputation as Israel’s greatest friend would be destroyed.

    Bolton holds that so called Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza—which he called “bits and pieces of the collapsed Ottoman Empire” with “no particular history either of national identity or of economic interdependence”—should be ceded respectively to Jordan and Egypt.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 5:13 at 5:13

      Meir – Trump is not that stupid: even if he “offers” what is in your post – it is mainly for political-arab consumption – not a Condition for continuing very positive relations with the Jewish state.

      • Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:36 at 11:36

        We had to worry about “house arrest Trump” earlier…but he is finally becoming more Presidential.
        Idk about Jared, but Ivanka will not abandon the Jewish people…
        They had me worried because I heard (false?) reports Jared was stopping the embassy initially….but looks and behold they helped inaugurate it.

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 8:24 at 8:24

    Good to see you had to be clarified by me and I complimented you where I could,. On the Other Questions and Comments.
    knowledgeable professor…Jun 13, 2018 @ 3:05 at 3:05-COMMENT ONE…”The Sassanians were Persian as well together they ruled for 400 years and even ruled Present day Israel.” …….My Response…..Actually, The Sasanian Empire (also spelled Sassanian, Sasanid or Sassanid) was the last pre-Islamic Persian Empire, established in 224 CE by Ardeshir I, son of Papak, descendant of Sasan. The Empire lasted until 651 CE when it was overthrown by the Arab Caliphate. While the Israeli system of government was established in 1948 is based on parliamentary democracy. The Prime Minister of Israel is the head of government and leader of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the Knesset. It is good you recognize that Israel did exist well before 1948, some Middle Eastern otherwise. ON COMMENT TWO BY knowledgeable professor Jun 13, 2018 @ 3:05 at 3:05…..”However you never answered the other thought. This could be a ploy for Israel to give up Nukes. It is really only the right thing to do. Do you actually think that the Nationalist Americans need Israel?”…..My Response…Whether it is a ploy for Israel to give up Nukes is up to Israel in the end. Still, the Iranian Leaders Behavior that chooses to Export Terrorism, sow seeds of chaos in the world, and seeking Nuclear Bombs need to change or be replaced and denied weapons of Mass Destruction is my Answer to keep a Safer World. This Iranian Radical Religious Billionaires have done nothing to advance the Civilization of Iran since they came into Power in 1979. The Return to Power by the Persian People needs to unseat these Billionaire Bums that distorts Allah Words and even after being given Billions decide to spend it on themselves export chaos elsewhere and not helping the Persian People and endangers all Persians by going after Nukes. America has had many arguments and poor relations at times with conflicts of many nations, from Britain, Canada, Barbary Pirates, Spain, Mexico, Philippines, North Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Japan, Italy Iraq, Afghanistan, and many more. Yet, America Only Interests before, during and after all conflicts is to turn Everyone into Customers and Consumers and that is always in the American Interests and includes Israel. The same goes for Iran as well. Someday the Middle East and Asia will become a Bastion of Enlightenment (As It Has Been Far Before America Was Discovered) and when all Middle East Nations, Cultures and Religions come together to help, assist, and benefit each other in keeping the Covenants of Abraham and his Legacy of turning Strangers and Enemies Into Friends, Traders and Family with the One G-d known to some as Jehovah and others as Allah and some The Lord. America would like nothing better than to see Israel, Iran, and the PLO come together. The behavior of current Iranian Regime requires change based on all their threats and endeavors to attack many while living in Luxury in Iran. They have not come near to the Greatness of King Cyrus and continue to keep Persian History Contributions to the World in the Dark with such Behavior. Iran and Israel does not need America if they can come together just like they did when living with Cyrus.To Sum Up….All can choose to change for cooperation together and that includes America, Iran, PLO and Israel to benefit one another and all their People. I appreciate your discussion and respect you very much since you help to educate as well as debate and so be it.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:48 at 11:48

      Brilliant. Thank you

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 18:58 at 18:58

    Beware, blonde sharmouta in picture!
    Don’t look @ Tramp picture, will attack you with evil eye!

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