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Diplomacy wins. Trump becomes first sitting US president to enter North Korea (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a historic event, as Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to enter North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the DMZ, which separates north and south.

US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim posed for handshakes before talking for nearly an hour in the demilitarized zone. Both leaders agreed to set up teams to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Warmongers came out in full force, criticizing Trump for this historic, diplomatic step, characterizing the gesture as ‘political theatre’ and saying North Korea needs to show that it is serious about destroying its nuclear program.

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Via Antiwar.com…

In the four months since the Hanoi summit ended in failure, very little has happened between the US and North Korea, and there has been a lot of pessimism about the future of the nuclear talks coming from both sides.

This weekend, things changed drastically, as President Trump suggested, in the wake of the G-20 meeting, that he could maybe stop by the Korean demilitarized zone to meet with Kim Jong Un. This seemed really unlikely on the surface, as previous meetings took months to piece together. Yet it happened, and in an historic first, President Trump crossed the border into North Korea during the meeting at Panmunjom.

One successful meeting later, and the US and North Korea have agreed to resume nuclear talks, and there seems to be a strong sense Trump’s meeting has restored confidence within North Korea.

Having set foot into North Korea, Trump is now suggesting Kim will be invited to visit the US next, and that no longer seems like such a remote possibility either. With Trump making the first move, Kim clearly could justify going to the US next time.

After months of pessimism, North Korea’s state media is now extremely positive about the Trump-Kim interaction. They are suggesting that this could be the breakthrough to a deal on the Korean denuclearization, and importing bilateral relationships.

South Korean officials were a bit mixed on the meeting, with some viewing the meeting as lacking substance. On the other hand, some South Korean officials saw this meeting as a real sign of hope after months of negativity, a potentially very positive move.

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Olivia Kroth
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“Diplomacy won”. What have they won? Has there been any definite, positive outcome for North Korea after these talks? The world is waiting for results.

Pierre Vaillant
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Pierre Vaillant

The Democrats and the Neocons are not.

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

One must remember that the warlike U.S. has always been the problem in the North Korean relationship with the U.S., which has invariably been a bad one. North Korea feels that it must have a credible nuclear deterrence to prevent the U.S. from doing to it what the U.S. did to Libya. Even now, it is the U.S. that is waging economic war on North Korea with it’s unreasonable sanctions – as it is doing to other nations it doesn’t like, like Venezuela, Iran, Russia etc. So, it is the U.S. that must make policy changes – not the other… Read more »

Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

Here is an article that looks at the United States most recent ballistic missile tests:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/intercontinental-ballistic-missiles-and.html

It is interesting to see the double standard when it comes to the development of missile technology. Nations like North Korea are not allowed to have missiles of any type that they regard as protection against outside interventions but Washington is allowed to spend tens of billions of dollars on the development of even more effective ways to kill human beings, particularly those in nations that our ruling elite regard as “rogue”.

Steve Brown
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Steve Brown

Well again please be careful about this. Trump showed himself to be a double-dealer by pulling out of the JCPOA, giving the Golan to Israel, hiring psychotics as advisors, intentionally ratcheting up tensions in the Middle East with the Jerusalem move, while provoking Iran and screwing the Palestinians. Ukraine, Libya, Syria and cozying-up to Mohamed bin Salman are other examples too of Trump’s lack of interest in world peace. A bit of showmanship on the border with Eraserhead does not make Trump a peace-monger.

Elena Xantopolous
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Elena Xantopolous

Agreed! But the detractors and the hypocrites back home [Dems and Reps] obviously are cheering for no progress to be made.

Black Picard
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Black Picard

Well said Steve! This move by Trump and his handlers is “all show and no go” like we used to say as teens when I was growing up in Canada. The US is dead – spiritually, culturally (obesity, GMOs, BigPharma meds), economically (debt slaves)…DEAD! Sadly Canada seems to be tagging along for the ride which also says a lot about what it means to being non-thinking sheep Canadians these days. My advice to the rest of the free thinking world: Avoid any business dealings with Amerikan companies. Amerikunts via its ZOG regime do NOT have the capacity for CHANGE unless… Read more »

Chuck Norris Reborn
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Chuck Norris Reborn

There’s no to have an accord if the two sides don’t trust each other. So far, Trump and Kim are building a relationship, while the warmongers on the left and right are trying to sabotage the efforts at every turn.

Pierre Vaillant
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Pierre Vaillant

A meeting between Trump and Javad Zarif would be spectacular.
Fox News said they were working on an interview with Zarif?

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