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Korean-Canadian community torn over Trump-Kim summit

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump walk together during a break in talks at their historic summit in Singapore Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump walk together during a break in talks at their historic summit in Singapore
Hannah Rogers | 13 June, 2018, 09:03

North Korea has long criticized the joint drills as rehearsals for invasion and used them to justify the building-up of its nuclear weapons program. Trump briefly called off the summit a few weeks ago before agreeing again to the meeting.

Despite 10 years as a casino worker in Las Vegas and Atlantic City before switching to film, Mr Castaldo said he had never met Mr Trump or worked in a Trump casino. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting USA concessions before any moves by the North. Donald Trump then guided Kim Jong-un to the library where the one-on-one meeting was to take place.

North Korea has been an isolated nation since it first divided from South Korea after the end of World War II in 1945.

Trump told VOA the two leaders discussed North Korea's dismal human rights record and said he believes Kim has "a great feeling" for its citizens and "wants to do right by them".

Wednesday's report also said that the summit would help "in making a radical switchover in the most hostile DPRK-U.S. relations" that had "lingered for the longest period on the earth".

North Korean state media has also said President Trump had agreed during the summit to lift sanctions against the North as well as providing security guarantees. "And they're not ready if they can not exercises".

Trump's upside-down calculus, which allowed strategic adversaries China and North Korea to gain at the expense of steadfast allies, echoed the tussle that erupted at last week's Group of Seven meetings in Quebec. "Today, that the two countries' highest leaders can sit together and have equal talks, has important and positive meaning, and is creating a new history".

"President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S. -DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula", the leaders said in a joint statement.

Many agreements have been made in the past with North Korea that have later fallen apart, and ahead of the meeting, critics expressed concerns that it risked being more about headlines than substantive progress.

South Korea, meanwhile, appeared to have been blindsided by Trump's change of heart on war games.

Trump called the exercises "very provocative" and "inappropriate" in light of the optimistic opening he sees with North Korea. At the same time, the spokesman didn't condemn the decision, and Seoul has repeatedly pressed for a cautious approach to North Korea rather than the hasty agreement that Trump and Pompeo had originally pursued. We are yet to understand what North Korea means by denuclearisation. -South Korea military exercises while talks with the North were continuing. For one thing, North Korea's commitment on "complete denuclearization" is simply a repeat of its previous promise from the inter-Korean summit in April, and it lacks a clear definition.

"U.S. gives up one of our biggest negotiating chips - military exercises", Sen. "We haven't given up anything", he said.

Cheered on by crowds of onlookers, Kim toured the Marina Bay Sands, a three-tower complex with the replica of a cruise ship spanning across the 57th floors, strolled along the architecturally stunning Jubilee Bridge and took a selfie with Singapore's foreign minister.

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