Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States, less than two weeks after he said the nation was no longer a nuclear danger. In an executive order on Friday, the US president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, authorising economic restrictions against it. While expected, the declaration comes just nine days after Trump tweeted “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Following the meeting, Trump said that the two leaders had “developed a very special bond” and Kim said the “world will see a major change”. But this latest order appears to undermine Trump’s claim. The order states that “the existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material” and the actions and policies of … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Says North Korea Still Poses An ‘Extraordinary Threat’, Just Days After Historic Meeting
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President Donald Trump on Friday cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong-un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. After flying back to Washington last week, boasting of success, the US leader tweeted: "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." "Sleep well tonight!" he added on June 13, a day after the Singapore meeting. But a presidential declaration sent to Congress on Friday struck a different note as it explained why the administration would keep in place tough economic restrictions first imposed by former president George W Bush. "The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," it said. "I am continuing for … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says North Korea still poses ‘extraordinary threat’ as he extends sanctions for a year
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Donald Trump on North Korea summit: Kim should make deal (or face regime change) Seeking to move forward with a planned summit, President Trump said Thursday that Kim Jong Un can count on "protections that would be very strong" if North Korea agrees to denuclearize. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 15 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs David Jackson, USA TODAY Published 4:33 a.m. ChT May 18, 2018 | Updated 6:03 a.m. ChT May 18, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump is trying to assuage North Korean concerns ahead of a potential summit with Kim Jong Un, saying if Kim agrees to denuclearize he will get "protections." (May 17) AP CONNECT … [Read more...] about Donald Trump on North Korea summit: Kim should make deal (or face regime change)
DONALD Trump has agreed to a historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The pair have never seen eye-to-eye, particularly on the reclusive state's nuclear armament issues, so how will it go down and when will they meet? When and where will Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet? The US president and North Korean leader are aiming to meet in June 2018. Kim says he wants to meet "as soon as possible" while the White House initially said Trump's meeting with Kim would take place "at a place and time to be determined". Speaking to reporters on March 27, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration was working on the meeting but hinted that it may not take place by May. She said: "The offer was extended and accepted and we are continuing to move forward in that process. We still don't have a set time or date on that front." When was Mike Pompeo's secret meeting? On April 17 Trump revealed top US officials have been holding direct talks with North … [Read more...] about Has Donald Trump met North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and when was Mike Pompeo’s secret meeting?
Donald Trump moved on Sunday to dampen heightened expectations of a rapid nuclear deal with North Korea, saying that the crisis was far from conclusion. Excitement at the prospect of an end to tensions with the nuclear-armed state have risen ever since Mr Trump stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader. On Saturday, Pyongyang announced it was suspending weapons tests and closing its nuclear testing site. But a day later the American president sounded an uncharacteristic note of caution on Twitter. ....We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won’t - only time will tell....But the work I am doing now should have been done a long time ago!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2018 It was a marked turnaround from his earlier claim of victory. “Wow, we haven’t given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearisation (so great for World), … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says North Korea crisis is ‘long way from conclusion’