Experts called the agreement a “warm and fuzzy pile of generalities and old news

Mr. Donald Trump hailed the summit agreement signed by him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday as “very important,” “comprehensive” and “far better” than expected.

North Korea experts, however, called the agreement “vague” and “old news” — and pointed out that it falls short of goals the U.S. outlined prior to the Singapore summit .

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Monday that the “complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the only outcome that the United States will accept” from Pyongyang.

Tuesday’s agreement included a commitment by Kim to work toward the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but the terms “verifiable” and “irreversible” were conspicuously absent from the document. It failed to explicitly define the scope of denuclearization, and didn’t outline how North Korea might go about achieving it.

Mintaro Oba, a former State Department expert on the Koreas, characterized the summit agreement as a “warm and fuzzy pile of generalities and old news.”

“The statement contained positions that are already well-established (like North Korean commitment to denuclearization ‘of the Korean Peninsula,’ and desire to work toward a ‘peace regime’ on the peninsula),” Oba told HuffPost in an email, referring to similar promises made by Kim in April during his landmark meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Vipin Narang, an MIT professor of international relations, noted that the language in Tuesday’s agreement bears striking similarities to a U.S.-North Korea declaration from 1993.

One has to acknowledge that the summit was just the beginning of a potentially long and challenging process. “If you don’t get the ball over the goal line, it doesn’t mean enough,” he said at the press conference.

Old news or new news we applaud both gentlemen by giving peace a chance Cornell Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland and Mr AbdiHakim Hagi Omar Amay of Puntland  who can manage to stop TukaRaq civil can learn here something  , always give the peace a chance .

Ahmed Jigga


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