“Our alliances remain ironclad, and ensure peace and stability in the region,” she said.
The presidential summit outcome is the first step along the path to the goal of a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a free and open Indo-Pacific region, White added.
“Last fall, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were trading personal insults and threatening nuclear war. Fast-forward to the Singapore summit, and the two men are smiling and talking on the Island of Tranquility. Just like that, peace broke out … Progress on other issues may follow, such as improvement in human rights and political reform, economic openness and perhaps reunification with South Korea. We will see. But the two men have given birth to a new world of possibilities that no thoughtful person can see as anything but good,” stated USA Today’s James Robbins, a noted national security expert.
“So now the talks have happened, and North Korea has agreed — much like it has in years past — to denuclearize. Critics rightly point out that Kim and his predecessors never kept their promises before. On the other hand, these talks were the result of a series of events unlike those in the past. Maybe Trump’s plan will work. Maybe it will work a little and not work a little. Or maybe it will fail altogether. But it’s the result of a president re-thinking a problem that desperately needed a new approach,” said the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.