Trump de­clares North Korea no longer a nuclear threat

The Record (Troy, NY) - - WEATHER -

WASHINGTON » Amer­ica and the world can “sleep well tonight,” Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­clared on Wed­nes­day, boast­ing that his sum­mit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meet­ing pro­duced no de­tails on how or when weapons might be elim­i­nated or even re­duced.

While Trump claimed a his­toric break­through at the most sig­nif­i­cant diplo­matic event of his pres­i­dency, Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo, was more mea­sured. He said the U.S. wants North Korea to take “ma­jor” nuclear dis­ar­ma­ment steps within the next two years; be­fore the end of Trump’s first term in 2021.

Pom­peo also cau­tioned that the U.S. would re­sume “war games” with close ally South Korea if the North stops ne­go­ti­at­ing in good faith. The pres­i­dent had an­nounced a halt in the drills af­ter his meet­ing with Kim on Tues­day, a con­ces­sion long sought by Pyongyang

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