Trump considers reducing USA forces in South Korea

04 May, 2018, 14:18 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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The senators, in asking the White House to commit to "a sustained engagement with Congress" during and after the expected summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, argued that "the more the White House engages with Congress on its progress in negotiations, the more effective partner that Congress can be to support a peaceful resolution to this crisis".

Reduced US troop levels were not meant to be a bargaining chip in Trump's planned summit in late May or early June with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, about Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

The U.S. military presence in South Korea - considered a "tripwire" against North Korean aggression - has been the cornerstone of the alliance between the two countries since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

That same day, the Financial Times reported that the men had been released from the labor camps where they had been held since their arrests. However, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared to say the issue might be open to discussion. "We will always side with you'".

They were relocated, according to media reports, to a hotel near Pyongyang, which is seen as a sign that a release is about to be announced.

He also seems to have talked about the potential distrust that the United States has with regards to North Korea's pledge to scale back and eventually end their mission to become a nuclear power. "Stay tuned!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

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North Korea will imminently release three Americans who have been imprisoned in the country, CNN is reporting. He reportedly ran a trade and hotel service company in Rason, a special economic zone on North Korea's border with Russian Federation.

The detainees - who remain in North Korea but would be handed over prior to or during the summit - had been accused of espionage or "hostile acts".

"With an explicit commitment from North Korea to 'complete denuclearization, ' South Korea has laid the groundwork for the Trump-Kim meeting that is anticipated to occur in late May". He worked in agricultural development at an experimental farm run by the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, which was founded in 2010 with donations from Christian groups.

The last time any American official had met with the Korean-Americans was in June 2017. He was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in 2016.

While Kim has long insisted that US troops leave the peninsula, and railed against the annual U.S.

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