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Second Trump-Kim summit confirmed

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/19, 11:01 am

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Donald Trump confirmed he will meet in person with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a summit on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam. Trump said much work remains to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, but he hailed the progress made so far. “Our hostages have come home, nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months,” he said. “If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea.”

Trump and Kim held their first summit in June 2018 in Singapore and promised to work toward disarming North Korea. But the communist country’s missile programs remain intact, and it has relocated its nuclear weapons to secure them from a potential U.S. strike, according to a report to the UN Security Council that was leaked this week. Last week, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons or the capacity to build more because the country views them as “critical to regime survival.” The North also reportedly continues to defy UN sanctions. The report cited a massive increase in illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products and coal at sea.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 12:49 am

    Trump is trying to do what he thinks is right. But the press and some other people are just being jerks about it. Including Fox. 

    I wish there were conservative main stream media that would not be so partisan. Fox has never been conservative. Obama didn't like Fox because he wasn't able to control them like the others. When we listen to Fox it is obvious they are definitely opinionated against Trump. There are facts and then there are opinions. We are so tired of them bashing Trump.