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Trump Says He’ll Meet With Kim Jong Un June 12 In Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, locking in a historic summit between the two leaders amid their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Trump said in a Twitter message announcing the date and place of the long-anticipated talks.

Read Here – Bloomberg

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Kim Jong-Un Confirmed As Xi Jinping’s ‘Mystery Guest’ In Surprise Northern China Summit

Kim Jong-un has made a second surprise visit to China, in another sign of warming ties between the two communist states just weeks ahead of Kim’s planned meeting with the US President Donald Trump. The visit, the first time he is known to have travelled by plane as leader, was his second visit to China in the space of just over a month.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Met Xi Jinping On Surprise Visit To China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with the Chinese President on a surprise trip to Beijing this week, state media in both countries confirmed Wednesday. It his first visit abroad since he took power in 2011. Kim traveled to the Chinese capital because he felt compelled to personally inform President Xi Jinping of the rapid diplomatic developments on the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.

Read Here – CNN

Also read:  Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un Hold Talks In Beijing

Why A Mystery Armoured Train Could Hold The Key To Kim Jong-Un’s Rumoured Visit To China

The mysterious armoured train that arrived in Beijing on Monday night is one of the main pieces of evidence to support the theory that Kim Jong-un is making a historic visit to China. While Beijing has yet to confirm Kim is in Beijing, the arrival of the train coupled with reports of heightened security at a state guest house and along the Chinese border with North Korea, all point towards a visit by a senior figure from Pyongyang.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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Trump’s Opening To North Korea Is No Surprise

Let’s face it: Trump likes strongmen. He likes Putin, Erdoğan, Duterte and Xi. It’s the namby-pamby Western leaders, especially the women like Merkel and May, whom he views with disdain. From this perspective, Kim is the big kahuna, the ultimate catch. A good relationship with him might even pave the road to Stockholm, where Trump could receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Read Here – The National Interest

Decoding The Korean Peninsula Missile Rhetoric

History might not be a perfect guide, of course, given the unusual circumstances we now face. North Korea has reached the point of perfecting its missile systems. It may well be unwilling to subordinate the pace of testing to political calculations when it is so close to the goal-line. As for the U.S., whose president has elevated unpredictability to an art form, it is hard to turn to the past for reliable instruction regarding the future.

Read Here – International Crisis Group

What War Between North Korea And The U.S. Might Look Like

With the window closing fast for the U.S. to stop Kim Jong Un from obtaining a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea watchers are starting to analyse President Donald Trump’s military options. He warned on Tuesday that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” if it continues to make threats.

Read Here – Bloomberg

North Korea Just Called Trump’s Bluff. Here’s What the US Can Do

North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile flew right past President Donald Trump’s boast of “It won’t happen!” Guess what, boss? It’s happening. It’s bad and it’s going to get worse. And Trump has no plan for how to stop it… If Kim is not stopped it is likely that he will have missiles capable of hitting Los Angeles, New York, and Washington with a thermonuclear warhead by the end of Donald Trump’s first term.

Read Here – Defense One

North Korea Missile Test Exposes How Trump Has Overplayed His Hand

Time For Donald Trump To Roll Out The Welcome Mat For Kim Jong-Un

Donald Trump is inviting the wrong Asian dictator to meet him in Washington. Instead of focusing on Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, he should extend an invitation to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. His comments today that under the “right circumstances” he would be “honoured” to meet with Kim were welcome ones, but he should go even further.

Read Here – National Interest

Good Riddance To Bad Uncle

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hails the recent execution of his powerful uncle Jang Song-Thaek, saying it had helped cement unity among his people.

Read Here – AFP

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