- The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
- The United States and 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.
This is very disappointing. Each of the four main points was in previous documents with NK, some in a stronger, more encompassing way. The denuke bullet is weaker than the Six Party Talks language. And no mention of CVID, verification, human rights.— Bruce Klingner (@BruceKlingner) June 12, 2018
It amazes me that the same people who trashed the Iran deal—a deal literally written with countless verification & compliance measures because the West assumed Iran would try to violate it—are now celebrating North Korea's vague, non-binding "pledge" that recycles 1990s language.— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) June 12, 2018
Remember when they remade the movie Karate Kid 25 years later? That’s what this is: pic.twitter.com/QVZMB3X6Sj— Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) June 12, 2018
Holy crap. Trump called a halt to US exercises with ROK, but he called them expensive "war games" that are "very provocative." Drawing from and legitimizing the DPRK's propagandistic language.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 12, 2018
Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un. And if he's wrong? "I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey I was wrong,'" said Trump, before adding, "I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse." https://t.co/J2k6ehVhW1 pic.twitter.com/onKaUHP2f3— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 12, 2018
Trump publicly stating that Kim "loves his own people" may be the most ignorant, most offensive thing Donald Trump has ever said.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 12, 2018
Kim terrorizes, imprisons & kills his own people. He purposely keeps them impoverished. He purposely denies them basic human freedoms.
By the standards applied to every politician not named Donald Trump, the President saying Kim Jung Un "loves his people" should be a multiple day scandal with voracious calls for an apology from pundits, editorial boards, and politicians of both parties.— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 12, 2018
There's a book to be written on Trump's use of the word "love." His misunderstanding of the term is one key to who he is. https://t.co/ThA2D1A7Af— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 13, 2018
How can Trump establish an excellent relationship with a North Korean dictator in 45 minutes, but can't establish working relationships with our longstanding democratic allies after 18 months?— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) June 12, 2018
Trusts murderous dictator ... thinks his hostage population’s forced reverence is “love” and “fervor” ... doesn’t trust the prime minister of Canada... https://t.co/UC9o2xrIDR— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 12, 2018
No. That BS won’t fly here because we KNOW Obama wouldn’t do this because he actually was President and did NOT do this.— Gerry Bannan (@gbannan) June 12, 2018
“As an example, they have great beaches,” he said during a news conference after his meeting with Mr. Kim. “You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, ‘Boy look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo?’” https://t.co/v5O57neseH— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) June 12, 2018
I just watched a completely clueless President proclaim a special bond with one of the most ruthless murderers in the world, whom he thinks is “a talented man” who “loves his country.” If I cringed any harder my spine would snap.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 12, 2018
CNN's @jaketapper on the Trump-Kim summit: "It's not as if other presidents couldn't have done this, it's that they didn't want to” so as not to give North Korea a level of prestige without having something guaranteed in terms of denuclearization https://t.co/iWJES9DAKp pic.twitter.com/456gcJr1YJ— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018
So, what I predicted was right. Kim Jong Un achieved his goal in obtaining documented legitimacy and photos for Propaganda without really giving anything. Instead, he was given more, that the US would stop military exercises with South Korea, giving nothing. The art of the fool.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 12, 2018
Oh, yes he did cancel the joint military exercises. Trump said it's "inappropriate" to have war games, which are "provocative" and "very expensive." Six-and-a-half hours to send bombers from Guam to practice in South Korea is "a long way," Trump says. "I know a lot about planes."— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) June 12, 2018
.@BillNeelyNBC – I think that was a bombshell to all of us and I’m sure it didn’t go over well in Seoul. Those exercises were set to start in 2 months’ time. So Sec. Pompeo, who will be in Seoul tomorrow, will have a lot to answer to.— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 12, 2018
Gee, I’m shocked at what happens when people don’t plan for meetings ahead of time.— Nicholas Glover 🇺🇸 #BoycottNRA 🚫 (@glover_ceo) June 12, 2018
Prez 45 "pees in the punch bowl of the G7...then flies off to Singapore to make kissy face with a man who routinely murders his own people." Even you believe he's got "pretty mature foreign policy," it's a "farce" to toss G7 and give a win to North Korea.https://t.co/SHrvxqJy2P— Frederick Douglass (@real_FredDoug) June 12, 2018
Pretty clear pattern with Trump and world leaders that's playing out again with Kim and Trudeau. If you flatter him, he praises you, regardless of who you are. If you challenge him, he criticizes you, regardless of who you are.— Jacob Pramuk (@jacobpramuk) June 12, 2018
It is incredible that the leader of the free world is a man who likes any dictator who flatters him, and despises any fair-minded leader who doesn't. If Trump had been president during world war two America would have switched sides just because Adolf admired his hands.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) June 12, 2018
The “fervor” of forced nationalism, enforced by the threat of incarceration for life in a labor camp. Right. https://t.co/e6tn1XSopQ— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 12, 2018
I keep seeing quotes about Trump talking to “Kim” and it takes a sec to figure out if it’s Kim Jong Un or Kim Kardashian and I hate this effing reality.— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) June 12, 2018