President Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong Un was a huge success! The summit that took place in Singapore not only went well, but ended with the signing of a document, pledging to work towards a peaceful relationship between the two countries, and the immediate start to de-nuclearizing the Korean peninsula. Every American, regardless of party, should be proud of our President Trump.
Below you will find the text of the historic document the two leaders signed. It's not about flags, or touching elbows, or who held the handshake the longest, it's all about the context of this document, and the agreement that was made between President Trump, and Kim Jong Un.
As reported by nbcnews.com
President Donald J Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held first historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Convinced that the establishment of new US-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:
The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity
The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula
Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
Having acknowledged that the US-DPRK summit — the first in history — was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulation in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK summit.
President Donald J Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new US-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.
Some of Trump's usual critics have said this document only states what has already been promised in the past, and therefore means nothing. They say that Kim Jong Un has no intentions of de-nuclearizing his country. These same critics are the ones who recently threw a fit because President Trump removed us from a nuclear deal with Iran, based on the grounds that Iran is a terrorist country and has no intentions of keeping their promise on nuclear weapons. So it's ok to trust Iran, but not ok to trust North Korea?
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