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Offbeat Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

14:06  13 june  2018
14:06  13 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Trump says North Korea is ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat. The Pentagon budget suggests otherwise.

  Trump says North Korea is ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat. The Pentagon budget suggests otherwise. Leaders at the Pentagon have long cited North Korea's nuclear ambitions as one of the foremost threats to the United States.For years, leaders at the Pentagon during both the Obama and Trump administrations have cited North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as one of the foremost threats to the United States and have sought ways to advance the American military’s ability to counter them.

In a long soliloquy about North Korea , he said the totalitarian state is the result of 'a tragic experiment in the laboratory of history in Three American aircraft carriers and a nuclear submarine are en route to waters off the Korean peninsula, underscoring the seriousness of Trump 's threat to engage.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives aboard Air Force One from Singapore at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives aboard Air Force One from Singapore at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump, arriving back in the United States on Wednesday after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Pyongyang no longer posed a nuclear threat.

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

North Korea also was no longer the United States' "biggest and most dangerous problem," he added. (Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Catherine Evans)

For world, Trump-Kim summit raises cautious hope for peace .
Cheers in South Korea and a one-page "extra" edition of a Japanese newspaper have greeted the unprecedented summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Trump became the first sitting American president to meet a North Korean leader Tuesday at a resort hotel in Singapore. Trump became the first sitting American president to meet a North Korean leader Tuesday when the two shook hands firmly before sitting down to talk at a resort hotel in Singapore.

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