With the world watching, President Donald Trump has hammered out the outline of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Despite harsh criticism from his opponents, the world sees that Trump’s efforts make war on the peninsula less likely, an undoubted benefit. Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, called the summit “an important step towards the stability of a region vital to global economic growth.” Curt Mills analyzed the summit in The National Interest, writing (abridged):
“Anyone can make war, but only the courageous can make peace,” a triumphant President Donald Trump told a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Singapore.
A politician who prides himself on his deal-making ability has secured the biggest moment of his young presidency—the opening touches on a landmark deal with North Korea, and the beginning of detente with Kim Jong-un.
I commend President Trump for seizing this opportunity for increased diplomatic engagement and remind him that the U.S. wins as long as we avoid an unnecessary war on the Korean Peninsula,” said Edward King, president of Defense Priorities.
“We welcome that President Trump and Kim Jong Un have held a constructive summit. This is an important step towards the stability of a region vital to global economic growth and home to thousands of British Nationals and important UK interests,” said British foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
More to come: Trump said “absolutely I will” invite Kim to the White House.
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