Selected Articles: Kim-Trump Summit: Genuine Negotiation or Mere Lip Service?
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Global Research, June 13, 2018

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Historic Kim Jong-un/Trump Agreement? Hold the Cheers!

By Stephen Lendman, June 12, 2018

Washington doesn’t negotiate in good faith, especially with sovereign independent countries like North Korea – demanding everything in return for what inevitably becomes empty promises.

US hostility toward the DPRK has been implacable since the late 1940s, irreconcilable differences separating both countries.

Full Text of Trump-Kim Joint Statement at Historic Summit in Singapore

By The White House, June 12, 2018

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Trump/Kim Meeting Shows Value of Policy over Politics

By Rep. Ron Paul, June 12, 2018

The neocons demand that North Korea give up all its bargaining chips up front in return for vague promises of better relations with the US. Yet in the post-Libya era no serious person would jump at such an offer. Their biggest fear is that peace may break out and they are doing everything to prevent that from happening. Conflict is their livelihood.

The Democrats Out-Right the Right on North Korean Summit

By Ajamu Baraka, June 12, 2018

The Democrats asserted that the planned summit could only be judged successful if the North Koreans agreed to dismantle and remove all their nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, end all production and enrichment of uranium, dismantle its nuclear weapons infrastructure, and suspend ballistic missile tests.

How Corporate Media Got the Trump-Kim Summit All Wrong

By Gareth Porter, June 12, 2018

The idea that North Korea could not possibly agree to give up its nuclear weapons or its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) has become an article of faith among the journalists covering the issue for big media. Two themes that have appeared again and again in their coverage are that the wily North Koreans are “playing” Trump and that previous administrations had also been taken by North Korea after signing agreements in good faith.

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