Big Win? North Korea Announces End To Nuclear And Missile Tests Ahead Of Summit

Peace through strength? All the elitist pundits stated we would be looking at nuclear war if Trump continued to argue and bloviate at North Korea and lead Kim Jong-un (and it was pretty interesting watching Kim respond on Twitter). Now

(UK Guardian) North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a much-anticipated meeting between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump.

The suspensions went into immediate effect on Saturday, according to state-run KCNA news agency.

The US president greeted the news in a tweet: “This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress!”

The news comes less than a week before Kim meets the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, for a summit in the demilitarised zone that divides the peninsula.

South Korea’s presidential office welcomed the announcement as “meaningful progress” towards denuclearisation. “It will create a very positive environment for the success of the upcoming inter-Korean and North-US summits,” said.

The move goes some way towards meeting US demands for denuclearisation, as Pyongyang and Washington work towards agreement on when and where Kim will meet Trump for historic talks that barely seemed possible just a few months ago.

Kim was taking credit, and declaring some victory himself, proclaiming that NK should now focus on its economy (doesn’t it have to have one first?) But, remember

Some analysts greeted the North’s move with caution, noting that the regime had reneged on previous nuclear deals and that Saturday’s announcement did not mention shorter-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan and South Korea.

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, cautiously welcomed North Korea’s pledge. “We welcome it as a forward-looking move … but an important thing is whether the move will lead to the complete abandonment of missile and nuclear developments in a verifiable and irreversible manner,” Abe said. “We want to watch it closely.”

So, the question will remain, is this real, or Kim playing games, as North Korean leaders have done for generations? What will Kim demand in exchange at the summit?

The North’s quest to develop a deterrent against what it has long described as US hostility resulted in an extraordinary exchange of insults between Kim and Trump last September, and frequent warnings from Washington that it would not rule out military action to end Kim’s nuclear ambitions.

Saturday’s announcement came the day after a hotline between Kim and the South Korean president went live. It connects Moon’s desk at the presidential Blue House with North Korea’s state affairs commission, which is headed by Kim, Yonhap news agency said.

One has to wonder if South Korean president Moon Jae-in and Trump played good cop-bad cop. What this whole does definitely go to show is that Trump isn’t just winging it, as Democrats and Trump haters like to think. There’s a plan. Consider how Pompeo made a secret trip to talk to Kim.

So, when does Trump get his Nobel Peace Prize?

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5 Responses to “Big Win? North Korea Announces End To Nuclear And Missile Tests Ahead Of Summit”

  1. formwiz says:

    Hey, where’s Jeffery?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Trump isn’t going to be impeached and is improving daily as Commander-in-Chief.
      The climate is stable.
      The 2nd Amendment isn’t going to be repealed.
      Employment is up (even for the black folks).
      Wages are rising.
      Etc., etc., …

      All of his talking points are being destroyed.

      Read the cap.

  2. Dana says:

    Let’s face it: Donald Trump could walk across the Sea of Japan to North Korea, and come back with a signed, complete with surprise on-site inspections, treaty completely eliminating North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and the left would still never give him a dime’s worth of credit.

    If President Trump started to heal the sick and raise the dead, the left would still hate him.

    • gitarcarver says:

      You comment reminds me of this old joke:

      Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted, and during lunch a puff of wind blew the pontiff’s hat off, right into the water.

      It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.

      The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying “Never mind, boys, I’ll get it.”

      Trump climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed onto the yacht and handed the pope his hat.

      The crew was speechless. The security team and the pope’s entourage were speechless.

      No one knew what to say, not even the pope.

      But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and CNN all knew how to cover the story. Their banner headlines read, “Trump can’t swim.

  3. Jeffery says:

    It’s good news.

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