Donald Trump says summit removed North Korean nuclear threat; Democrats doubtful

By: Reuters | Seoul |
Published: June 14, 2018 12:31:42 am

US President Donald Trump at a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat and his top diplomat offered a hopeful timeline for a “major disarmament,” despite skepticism at home that Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear weapons following this week’s summit.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a joint statement after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and gave US guarantees of security to North Korea.

Democratic critics in the United States said the agreement was short on detail and the Republican…

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