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Julie Bishop 'cautiously optimistic' after Trump and Kim summit

13 June 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump waves after a news conference as a secret service agent walks at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

Bruce Klingner, a North Korea expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said the denuclearization pledge in the Trump statement is "diluted from the six-party talks provision, and there was no mention of North Korea moving towards complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization, as the administration had hinted".

Analysts said it was a far cry from the breakthrough that president Richard Nixon scored with his visit to communist China in 1972 that ended decades of estrangement between Washington and Beijing.

This was seen by some analysts as a big victory for China, since Beijing had sought a "dual suspension" - or "freeze for freeze" - by which the US and South Korea would freeze military exercises in exchange for the North suspending nuclear weapons testing.

"In addition, the charter of a Chinese airplane may have an effect of publicizing China's active support and cooperation to the North Korean people ahead of summit talks with the U.S".

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"When the South-North relations improve, we will push first for the recovery of remains in the Demilitarized Zone", the 154-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide area separating the two Koreas, Moon said.

"We appreciate President Trump's recent comments about our family", Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement.

That suggested that any lasting benefit to Trump on the world stage or at home will depend on whether, in the next stages of negotiations, he can turn the summit's made-for-TV script into tangible progress toward Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament.

"The global community must not take the pressure off without confirmation the regime actually committed and is following through with genuine denuclearisation", Senator Wong said in a statement.

Meanwhile, agreements are yet to be reached on the timeframe of North Korea's denuclearization and how this will be achieved in a way that is complete and verifiable.

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"It was brutal", the President said.

"This was an opportunity to make a breakthrough and if we missed it, how can we be sure the tensions on the Korean peninsula won't return?" asked Zhu Feng, an global relations specialist at Nanjing University.

In this January 2016 US Air Force handout photo, a US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducts a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to provocative action by North Korea. One possible lesson is Vietnam, a former Communist ally that has become one of the strongest opponents of China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.

I think, suspending military exercises is the one thing the United States can rather un-problematically do in order to get concessions from North Korea, because lifting sanctions, at this point, before North Korea moves forward toward denuclearization, will encounter a lot of resistance from other people in the American political system.

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He also praised the North Koreans, saying they have been "really working very well with us" during preparations for the summit. The president truly believes that Kim Jong Un, in the president's words, wants to do something great for his people...

Julie Bishop 'cautiously optimistic' after Trump and Kim summit