TRUMP SAYS NORTH KOREA ‘NO LONGER’ A NU­CLEAR THREAT; POL­ICY EX­PERTS DIS­AGREE

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U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­clared Wed­nes­day that there is “no longer a Nu­clear Threat from North Korea” as he re­turned to Wash­ing­ton, of­fer­ing a rosy as­sess­ment of a sum­mit with the leader of a na­tion that still pos­sesses nu­clear weapons.

“Just landed — a long trip, but ev­ery­body can now feel much safer than the day I took of­fice. There is no longer a Nu­clear Threat from North Korea,” the pres­i­dent said on Twit­ter. He later lashed out at me­dia cov­er­age of his meet­ing with North Korean dic­ta­tor Kim Jon Un, some of which has raised ques­tions about how much was gained dur­ing the meet­ing in Sin­ga­pore.

Trump’s tweets fol­lowed a high-pro­file sum­mit which yielded a re­newed prom­ise by Kim to “de­nu­cle­arize” the Korean Penin­sula but was scant on de­tails. In one tweet, Trump said that North Korea is no longer the United States’ most dan­ger­ous prob­lem, and he said Amer­i­cans could “sleep well tonight!”

His as­sess­ment was ridiculed by Demo­cratic law­mak­ers and an­a­lysts, who sug­gested that North Korea re­mains a se­ri­ous threat. More re­ac­tions at thes­tar.com/world

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U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump re­turns af­ter a sum­mit with Kim Jong UN.THE

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