Ex-Diplomat Blinken: Kim Jong Un 'Got Everything He Wanted'

Ex-Diplomat Blinken: Kim Jong Un 'Got Everything He Wanted'

Ex-Diplomat Blinken: Kim Jong Un 'Got Everything He Wanted'

A company in California is distancing itself from a Hollywood-style video Donald Trump showed to Kim Jong Un at their summit in Singapore as part of the pitch for peace.

While an ICBM-armed nuclearized North Korea is indeed a major cause for concern for the world, Twitter and Instagram appeared to have their thoughts elsewhere, with the two leaders becoming the subject of quite a few memes. The two leaders and their translators will be the only ones attending their meeting, which might present an additional complication to their diplomacy.

Trump and Kim signed a document on Tuesday stating that Pyongyang would work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Generally, meetings between top leaderships of countries that have been too incompatible with each other are preceded by comprehensive confidence-building measures.

"But still, a large number of South Koreans are maintaining a healthy skepticism toward North Korea". This makes the scope for misinterpretation even higher.

"It's a huge win for Kim Jong Un, who now - if nothing else - has the prestige and propaganda coup of meeting one on one with the president, while armed with a nuclear deterrent", said Michael Kovrig, a northeast Asia specialist at the International Crisis Group in Washington.

When asked about the video montage played ahead of the press conference, Trump said: "We had it made".

"We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should".

"He won't have that opportunity again", the US president added.

"Working together, we will get it taken care of", Trump said at the beginning of the expanded discussions, forecasting that he and Kim will solve "a big problem and a big dilemma".

He also met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May and June in Pyongyang and NY.

Predicting a tremendous success of the summit, Trump said it was "an honor" to meet with Kim face-to-face and that he would have "a terrific relationship" with the DPRK leader.

He said many in the media were hoping that the talks would "blow up" and that Kim Jong would "humiliate and embarrass Trump".

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