Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border

Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border

The meeting took place on Tuesday and is one that will go down in history with Mr Trump being the only United States president to meet a North Korean leader.

Mattis reaffirmed the ironclad U.S. "We're here now", he reportedly said.

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The report predicted that regardless of President Trump's optimistic statements, changes in North Korean policy will not come quickly.

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The presence of U.S. troops in South Korea is not subject to negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, as they are a matter for the alliance between United States and South Korea, a senior official in the presidential office in Seoul said.

"In accordance with the guidelines, Korea-U.S. discussions have already begun", a senior South Korean official said on Friday.

However, Trump dismissed the concerns, praising Kim as a "tough guy".

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The post-summit transformation comes in the wake of children in North Korea being taught to distrust and even hate "American imperialists". But if we know one thing about negotiations in general, and negotiations with North Korea, it is this: If you can't write it down, you don't have a deal.

However White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the gesture was simply about showing respect to Kim and his officials and the President was just using "common courtesy".

The two agreed to "continuously strengthen efforts to provide defence support, based on the solid South Korea-US alliance", the South Korean defence ministry said.

Harry Harris, a retired admiral and former commander of US Forces in the Pacific, said during his Senate confirmation hearing that the US should halt major military drills with South Korea in exchange for concrete steps by North Korea towards denuclearisation. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience.

Japanese news media have reported that officials are seeking a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un.

Bolton, who has been a target of Pyongyang's ire since his service in the George W. Bush administration, was introduced in the Thursday program deadpan and shown shaking Kim's hand.

Trump's critics quickly seized on the salute as proof of the president's hypocrisy, arguing he was dishonoring America by saluting a foreign officer while condemning football players kneeling during the national anthem.

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