President Donald Trump announced that North Korea is already destroying a major testing site during a press conference on Tuesday following his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un. The President believes peace with North Korea is “within reach.
“Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site,” Trump said. “That’s not in your signed document; we agreed to that after the agreement was signed. That’s a big thing. For the missiles that they were testing, the site is going to be destroyed very soon.”
Trump: “Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site. That’s not in your signed document. We agreed to that after the agreement was signed.” https://t.co/OBLwnL2vGA pic.twitter.com/sn8TyPEpZc
— POLITICO (@politico) June 12, 2018
The initial agreement between North Korea and the United States has four major points and according to the text as specified by CNBC, Trump and Kim agreed to the following:
- The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
- The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
- Reaffirming the April 27, 2018, Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
The third item, the Panmunjom Declaration, was an agreement signed by Kim and South Korea President Moon Jae-in in April. The accord commits both leaders to ending the decades-long Korean war and “complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula”[…]
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