Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Xi Jinping praises Kim for Trump summit, Latest World News

Xi Jinping praises Kim for Trump summit, Latest World News

Anti-U.S. souvenirs once for sale in North Korean tourist-oriented gift shops are no longer being stocked, according to multiple tour guides who have traveled to the DPRK in the past week.

Officials say the timing of a ceremony is uncertain, but could be soon. "Additionally, the president suspended major ...joint military exercises, this gave away a major piece of leverage while over time weakening the capabilities of our forces stationed in Korea for no appreciable gain".

Last September, Trump taunted Kim as "Rocket Man" in a speech at the United Nations, during which he vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday on Kim's activities, . where he first met with Chinese President Xi Jinping again, following their first meeting on Tuesday.

The U.S. military will then perform a short ceremony before sending the remains to Hawaii, where they might be properly identified through DNA testing.

"Obviously, it's the very front end of a process".

He added: "The detailed negotiations have not begun".

"No matter the changes in the worldwide and regional situation, China's party and government's resolute position on being dedicated to consolidating and developing Sino-North Korea relations will not change", the report cited Mr Xi as saying.

Kim and President Xi discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between their nations in a second meeting on Wednesday, North Korean state media reports today.

Xi Jinping praises Kim for Trump summit
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A big focus of the talks, of course, was also the results of last week's Singapore summit between Kim and President Trump, which ended in an agreement on denuclearization, and the usa suspending its war games on the Korean Peninsula.

USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that in coming days North Korea would hand over a "sizeable number" of remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said he had not yet seen any steps by North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program.

He said United States officials had tried and failed to persuade the North Koreans to include language in the joint statement in Singapore committing to "complete, verifiable and irreversible" disarmament with a timetable for carrying it out by 2020.

However, it is, important to note that to this point North Korea has yet to comply-the agreement that Kim signed does not constitute a reasonable commitment toward dismantling their nuclear weapons program.

Beard confirmed the continued absence of these posters, saying: "All the usual spots where I saw the anti-American posters along Kim Il Sung Square have been removed".

China also appears to be working hard not to be marginalized in the fast-paced nuclear diplomacy surrounding the Korean Peninsula by bringing the North closer to its side after years of chilled relations over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile provocations.

Kim arrived in Beijing Tuesday morning and returned to North Korea late Wednesday.

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