Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders eventually convinced Trump to abide by the agreed-upon date, noting that he and other officials could have more time to prepare, sources told The Post.

But critics said the Kim and Trump summit was more style than substance, producing a document short on specifics about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons.

The surprise appearance on "Fox & Friends", followed by a combative round of questions with reporters, came two days after Trump returned from Singapore expecting a hero's welcome and tweeting that the world could "sleep well".

The historic Singapore meeting focused on "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula, although it didn't yield a detailed agreement for accomplishing that goal.

The US-N Korea agreement, he said, is going to be great for them too, because now, North Korea can develop, and North Korea can become a great country economically.

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The Korean crisis began to thaw at the start of 2018 when Kim announced his decision to resume talks on denuclearization.

"Despite Trump's declarations about quick changes expected in North Korea's policy, the way to substantive change - if that ever comes - is still long and slow", the report warned. Nevertheless, how the real world will work after the summit remains to be seen.

Trump on Wednesday hailed his meeting with Kim as having removed the North Korean nuclear threat, but Harris told the panel "I think we must continue to worry about the nuclear threat". "I want my people to do the same", he said. It was good for them, he said.

"I think I'm very well-prepared", Trump told reporters during a photo-op with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before heading to Singapore. North Korean exploits have included the damaging 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks, intrusions into banks in more than a dozen countries to heist millions of dollars over the last few years, and continually brazen cyberattacks on South Korean computer networks.

He also viewed the halt as a reward to the DPRK's dismantlement of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, where it carried out all of its six nuclear tests, the stop of the DPRK's provocations for the past seven months and the release of three Americans who had been held in the DPRK. "If there's a chance at peace, if there's a chance to end the disgusting threat of nuclear conflict, then we must pursue it at all costs".

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Well, so is our presence in South Korea, with 28,000 troops, 50,000 more in Japan, and the Third Marine division in Okinawa. Whatever agreement exists lives only in the imaginations of President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo .


Saluting a North Korean general who saluted him is totally in keeping with sending a message of respect to Kim - and keeping alive, in Trump's mind, the possibility of a deal.

North Korea has slowly joined the small group of nations, along with China and Russian Federation, with both the hacking mojo and a proven willingness to attack US interests. Chol saluted. Trump saluted back.

"We get along very well, we had good chemistry", Trump said.

After successful cooperation at the Olympics, Moon sent special envoys to North Korea who later travelled to Washington with Kim's proposal for a summit with Trump.

"During our conversation, I emphasized the tremendous new prosperity, security, and opportunity that awaits North Korea when they denuclearise".

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