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Follow-On Diplomacy to Singapore Summit Is Already Underway

June 13, 2018 (EIRNS)—Upon arrival back in the United States from Singapore, President Donald Trump tweeted: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea... Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office.” He said that before he took office, “people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea.” On a refueling stop in Hawaii, Trump had also tweeted North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un, thanking him for “taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people,” and saying that their June 12 summit “proves that real change is possible!”

According to an AP wire, on the return flight to the U.S. Trump also spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to discuss the summit results. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled directly to South Korea today for talks with President Moon Jae-in, and will go to Beijing tomorrow to meet with top Chinese officials. At the same time, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, Kim Yong-nam, travelled to Russia, where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Chairman Kim Jong-un accepted President Trump’s invitation to come to the White House, according to the D.P.R.K.’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

“Kim Jong-un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong-un to visit the U.S. The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved D.P.R.K.-U.S. relations.”

KCNA also quoted Kim as saying:

“To achieve peace, stability and the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, both countries must promise that they will treat each other with mutual understanding and will not feel enmity towards each other. To guarantee that they need to take legal and systemic measures.”

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