DPRK News Agency: Kim Jong Un and President Trump Will Discuss Peace, and Denuclearization…

North Korea’s state media said on Monday its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.

Chairman Kim Jong-un arrives accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Defense Minister No Kwan Chol; North Korean Vice-Chairman Kim Yong Chol, and North Korean Vice-Chairman Ri Su Yong.  Even CBS recognizes the “remarkable” efforts by President Trump to bring the North Korean summit to fruition.

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Follow latest news from North Korean Perspective HERE – Keep expectations low; and remember China still controls the outcomes, and everything happening could just as easily be a strategic Beijing ploy.

North Koreans will require basic explanations for why after decades of living one way — with nuclear aspirations reigning supreme and readiness for war as a legitimate sacrifice — they now need to put these ambitions aside and make friends with foes.

Political rhetoric that is contradictory and confusing to the outside world also will likely grow if the regime earnestly tries to chart a new path. Even a dictator like Kim needs to get minimal buy-in from the 25 million people in his country, especially the military establishment, and his iron fist does have limits. If his regime fails to manage the DPRK’s changing internal politics, Kim’s efforts at external outreach will be in danger.

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318 Responses to DPRK News Agency: Kim Jong Un and President Trump Will Discuss Peace, and Denuclearization…

  1. evergreen says:

    China may control…up to a point. When the puppet can become human, well, everything changes.

    Trump is in the position of offering liberty to a dying communist regime, whether China wants to allow it or not.

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  2. fred5678 says:

    I bet that POTUS will suggest that Kim stay at least one more day.

    Kim spent many years in school in lovely Switzerland ( I am going there for 2 weeks again this summer) and I believe he has a real yearning for the comforts of Western decadency — like Big Macs — ASAP.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Big Macs are decadent?

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        For a North Korean, I’d say, yeah, Big Macs are decadent.

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      • nbkilgore says:

        All you have to do is think about the DPRK defector of last year, the NK soldier who was shot during his escape to freedom into South Korea. During his surgery, the Surgeons extracted two long tape worms along with projectiles from abdominal region. The medical doctors determined the defector lacked a sufficient diet debunking the belief that DPRK military personnel were well fed. Baekogi (beef) is a decadent meal only available to wealthy communist party of the DPRK if they are able to get it. In the 70’s some villages in South Korea were still eating Kaekogi (dog meat) with Gooksu (noodles), it would not be to big of surprise if DPRK still have that same diet. Kaekogi was eventually outlawed in South Korea by the 80’s. I went back to the JSA/DMZ in 1986 and was amazed at how much things had changed (food wise). It was an ideal place to get financially ahead as an enlisted men and one of the best highlights of my military career, will never forget it either!

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Does Kim speak English and if so, does he speak it fairly well?

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Where will you be in Switzerland? I live near Zug.

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  3. Troublemaker10 says:

    Expectations low. Hopes high. Prayer plentiful.

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    • A2 says:

      Best comment on the thread.

      Liked by 6 people

    • cthulhu says:

      Pompeo was the advance team. Everything is solidly nailed down except in the event of MASSIVE stupid from the other side. This is on well-greased rails. There will be a meet, there will be a closed session, there will be a joint document, then there will be a joint press conference on the other side. I’m expecting an end to the Korean War, ’cause it’s just too easy (in context).

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • TeeJay says:

      Maybe this Christmas we’ll hear Johnny Mathis singing…
      “There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
      When they pass around the coffee and the TrumpKim pie”…

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  5. fleporeblog says:

    For those that may not be aware of the “Earthquake/Rods From God” that occurred in Iran 🇮🇷!

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/19/magnitude-5-5-quake-strikes-southern-iran-near-nuclear-plant.html

    From the article linked above:

    An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf.

    There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0634 GMT some 60 miles east of Bushehr. That’s home to the Bushehr Nuclear Power, the only operating nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic.

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  6. Milo says:

    And I can’t help but remember how the Nobel people gave Obama the Peace Prize for being half-white?

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  7. So great that we have an actual Man as President now.

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  8. delmarvajim says:

    I fear that there could be a military coup in NK while Kim is in Singapore. He may not have a country to go home to.

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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  11. fedback says:

    President Trump meets Singapore Prime Minister – Live stream

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  12. Patriot1783 says:

    I don’t care whose daughter she is, if Judge Nap got a time out for what he said Fox host Anbey Huntsman definitely needs to be put on leave and everyone else that was on the air with her and didn’t immediately correct her.
    What a moron
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5827579/Fox-News-host-calls-President-Trump-dictator-apologizes.html

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  13. A2 says:

    Just a reminder, and a caution that the US and allies’ position of CVID (complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement) is not the understanding of the DRPK’s “denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula (DOTKP). Why? because DPRK means the US nuclear forces available to defend SK). This was the DPRK statement on 16 May and also remember that POTUS cancelled the summit on 24 May. Then Kim took a new tack.

    (Excerpt but read the entire statement from Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK):
    “We have already stated our intention for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and made clear on several occasions that precondition for denuclearization is to put an end to anti-DPRK hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the United States.

    But now, the U.S. is miscalculating the magnanimity and broad-minded initiatives of the DPRK as signs of weakness and trying to embellish and advertise as if these are the product of its sanctions and pressure.

    The U.S. is trumpeting as if it would offer economic compensation and benefit in case we abandon nuke. But we have never had any expectation of U.S. support in carrying out our economic construction and will not at all make such a deal in future, either.

    It is a ridiculous comedy to see that the Trump administration, claiming to take a different road from the previous administrations, still clings to the outdated policy on the DPRK – a policy pursued by previous administrations at the time when the DPRK was at the stage of nuclear development.

    If President Trump follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, he will be recorded as more tragic and unsuccessful president than his predecessors, far from his initial ambition to make unprecedented success.

    If the Trump administration takes an approach to the DPRK-U.S. summit with sincerity for improved DPRK-U.S. relations, it will receive a deserved response from us. However, if the U.S. is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-U.S. summit.”

    https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1526482853-432433886/press-statement-by-first-vice-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-dprk/

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Well, if that is to be their arrogant position, then they should expect annihilation. 🙂

      I tend to look at that type of speech as face-saving and not what will actually be the case once paper and pen are involved. They will be happy in the end. Reality will be a good negotiating tool….

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    • A2- never forget that these people are masters of Kabuki theater.

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    • Kerry_On says:

      And Kim said Trump smelled and Trump called Kim short and fat and this posturing is all part of the smoke and mirrors. What this official said is of little importance. It’s just more of the belligerent NK posturing we have seen since the 50’s. What China’s President Xi said IS of penultimate importance. That is the genius of Trump. He can tell the difference between puppets and puppeteers.

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  14. Sandra-VA says:

    Ed Henry has a former Ambassador for Religious Freedom from Obama admin on… she is very pro-America and success for Pres. Trump!!! How refreshing…. wow!

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  15. scott467 says:

    “Keep expectations low; and remember China still controls the outcomes, and everything happening could just as easily be a strategic Beijing ploy.”

    ________________

    That’s fine, but if it turns out to be a Panda ploy, DJT will make them own it, and then send Panda to a corner for a time-out.

    And Panda won’t like that one bit.

    We win either way.

    The only question is whether the people of North and South Korea (and Japan, and everyone else in the region) will win, by having peace.

    And if Panda screws that up, he’s going to wear it around his neck like a millstone.

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  16. scott467 says:

    “North Koreans will require basic explanations for why after decades of living one way — with nuclear aspirations reigning supreme and readiness for war as a legitimate sacrifice — they now need to put these ambitions aside and make friends with foes.”

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    I know this will sound silly, but… how about telling the North Korean people the TRUTH?

    There are many advantages to the truth, like:

    No need to keep your story straight

    No need to explain the constant contradictions

    No need to keep lying to explain the constant contradictions

    Best of all, it’s the right thing to do.

    If Panda really is the bad bear, then blame China. Make them own it. Make them pay reparations to regain their honor and ‘save face’.

    If they lie about it, the North Korean people will find out anyway, they have probably always known, and without any honest resolution to the matter, it will only fester for generations to come.

    Rip the band-aid off quickly, take the sting, and then let it heal.

    That’s what men of honor would do.

    Are there any men of honor in North Korean or Chinese leadership?

    If there are, then let them stand up and be counted now.

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  17. jello333 says:

    “North Koreans will require basic explanations for why after decades of living one way — with nuclear aspirations reigning supreme and readiness for war as a legitimate sacrifice — they now need to put these ambitions aside and make friends with foes.”

    HUGELY important point. Ever since the first talk began of possible changes, I’ve been asking that question: How exactly is Kim gonna explain TO HIS OWN PEOPLE why their country has been in the situation they’ve found themselves for so many years?

    Yes, he can lay some of the blame at the feet of the U.S., and he wouldn’t entirely be lying. The belligerence between the two countries has been a 2-way street much of the time (BEFORE Trump). And he can throw some blame China’s way too, though he’d have to be careful in how exactly he words that, so as not to turn China from the puppet-master they’ve been for so long, into something like an outright enemy. We don’t want that, I don’t think. And especially now that he’s “removed” some of the top generals, maybe THAT, his own “military leadership”, would be a good place to lay the blame?

    But the most difficult part is gonna be how Un deals with what his own father and grandfather had done over the decades. If he declares that he, himself, never wanted to carry on with their policies, it seems to me he almost has to in some way CONDEMN those policies. That’s gonna take some real genius maneuvering, especially considering most people in that country have been brainwashed to believe Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung were something like gods. How will the people react? Confusion? Fear? Depression? Anger?

    So… more than anything else, if Un (with the help of Trump and others) is able to control the reactions, so that the country doesn’t implode, it’ll be one of the greatest political, diplomatic, psychological feats ever. I just pray that the people of North Korea having this opportunity for freedom, at long last, aren’t so angry that it turns into a civil war which would likely plunge them even deeper. You couldn’t blame them if that’s the route they take… but it sure would NOT help their plight.

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    • churchmouse says:

      That paragraph of our brilliant host and analyst Sundance was the only one with which I disagreed.

      The vast majority of North Koreans are starving and no better off than slaves. They do not care about nuclear capability. They just want food, clean water, heat, electricity — in other words, a normal life.

      The better off North Koreans — the elite who live and work in the capital — can be easily persuaded that a new future for NK will be profitable for them.

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    • scott467 says:

      “But the most difficult part is gonna be how Un deals with what his own father and grandfather had done over the decades.”

      ______________

      I think your concerns are easy ones to solve.

      For one thing, we don’t really know what it’s like to be a North Korean, all we know is the narrative that propaganda media has served us in episode-size morsels.

      Second, Kim can tell the North Korean people whatever he wants, or tell them nothing at all. They are starving, they have no weapons, no organization, no capacity to launch some kind of attack against the government.

      He should tell them the truth. I’m sure we would ALL like to know. I understand Sundance’s points about China, but I think there’s a lot more to it than that.

      The explanation that works bests and leaves you with the fewest chinks in the armor is the truth.

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      “How will the people react? Confusion? Fear? Depression? Anger?”

      _______________

      This is the one that needs to be addressed most.

      How can it possibly matter how the people will react — unless you’re worried about your own skin?

      Because no matter how the people react, they will be better off by so many orders of magnitude that the question itself is irrelevant.

      That question — how will the people react — is the exact SAME question our own criminal political-class uses to delay and forestall ever doing ANYTHING that would benefit We the People.

      We’re so conditioned to it that many of us say the same thing, e.g., “oh, we can’t arrest Hillary and Zero, how would the people react???”.

      Then don’t arrest them, shoot ’em where they stand. Let the people react to that. The celebration would be overwhelming.

      But the handwringers never think about that, they only think through a prism of fear, and that prism always seems to serve their own self-interest, NOT the people they claim to be concerned about!

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  18. Dutchman says:

    I’m thinking; the korean war is over!

    We WON! The U.S. has surrendered!

    Now, we can begin reunification, and trade, as we no longer have to defend ourselves from the impeareaggressor ,,,,
    The policies I and my family have followed, of standing up to the U.S., have finally paid off!

    Let there be dancing in the streets”

    Remember, he’s been telling them the most outlandish lies, for generations.

    They believe what they are TOLD to believe.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Until THE TRUTH stares them in the face.

      And it will.

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    • Kerry_On says:

      i suspect this is the approach that you will see in all likelihood. The “truth” would require generations of reconditioning. Keeping the military in it’s place is more of a concern but all the players understand that. They will develop a taste for Mercedes and Big Macs soon enough. The vast majority are going to be completely overwhelmed by the concept of electricity that stays on, water you can drink and enough decent food that you can feed your family.

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    • scott467 says:

      “Remember, he’s been telling them the most outlandish lies, for generations.

      They believe what they are TOLD to believe.”

      ___________________

      Except that approach no longer works the moment the war is over. If Kim starts off by telling lies to his own people, those lies will not reconcile with the outside world with whom they are now at peace.

      And as time goes on, it will be clear who is lying, and who is not.

      That’s not a good way to start off a new era in North Korea.

      Truth works.

      I know it’s a crazy concept, so foreign and alien that many would never even consider it. Especially the political-class.

      But that’s only because they’re corrupt.

      Truth. It does a body good!

      (I borrowed that from an old ‘Milk’ promotion slogan)

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  19. Going back to the LH video- truly amazing how they pretend that our Very Special President Donald J. Trump had nothing to do with making the miracle happen.

    This is why more and more people are coming to despise the corrupt and vicious MSM.

    Speaking of which, looks like Drudge has gone over to the Dark Side. Instead of pushing all the incredible, historic news out of Singapore, he gives top billing to the scumbag De Niro saying F Trump at some phony awards ceremony. This kind of treasonous, disgusting filth is News?

    Thank God for the Tree House and alternative media.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      De Niro’s nothing more than another Hollywood fraud.

      When asked about his favorite role, he names Jack Walsh in his breakout classic Midnight Run.

      That film is anything BUT a testimony to the Left’s PC nonsense.

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  20. Kris says:

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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  21. Paul Killinger says:

    Maybe Dennis Rodman did positively influence this to some extent.

    Prior to his becoming a nutty diva, he was a straight up kid and a serious, hardworking basketball player.

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  22. gymcy81 says:

    Is China honorably leaning on brother NK to try to honorably nudge the U.S. towards the secular, communist, statist way of life ? They are in it for the long game… and the U.S. leadership, changes… so… they can wait it out…

    [ they can say….and show…
    look at how good, how ‘fair’ the elite leaders way of life is compared to others, …it is SO good, so special, so strong …
    ( at the under-reported costs of millions, billions of people’s lives…) ]

    (kind of like the U.S. lefties aim for 50 years via the demographic winter (untold by fake media)?
    Just picture “Hunger Games”, not good, not equal)

    The fortitude of morality is so key to sustaining the U.S. constitution and we-the-people…
    (which is what the U.S. Dept. of mis-Education has been incrementally undermining via their teachings since the their inception in 1980… has anyone seen crimes in schools on the uptick…(if not kept secret) ?)

    What if BO was meeting with China, or NK?
    (maybe, via back door, or the lefty media, they have…
    Remember Justin Trudeau?
    Remember HC deals with uranium? )

    Be careful of what the media reports… or how ‘smiley’ Kim is…or is not… it is a front… (watch the back…over time … )

    As Grandpa said 40 yrs. ago to a Grandson “Do not take any wooden nickels”
    i.e.
    “Prove all things,
    hold fast to that which is good.”
    – as Paul wrote to the Thessalonians

    imho

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  23. Chris says:

    I don’t agree with the statement that “China still controls the outcomes.” They may think that they do, but I feel that we have plenty of leverage. If we play this correctly, I think that the US can actually create a wedge between China and North Korea, all while improving relations on the Korean Peninsula. In my opinion, China has an inflated view of itself. They’re not nearly as smart as they think they are. We treat them like they’re geniuses, and they’re far from it.

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