tv Outside Source BBC News June 12, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. for the first time ever, a sitting us president and a north korean leader shake hands. and it seems they got on. we have developed a very special bond, so people will be very impressed and very happy, and we will take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. the north korean leader was less effusive, but still positive. translation: we overcame our prejudices, and we are here today. mr kim got a freeze in these us—south korea military drills. mr trump got a reaffirmation of north korea's commitment to denuclearisation. we'll unpack every aspect of the summit for you with our correspondents and experts, if you have any questions, the hashtag is #bbcos. and it's notjust north korea,
we'll be talking about brexit too, the british government forced today to make concessions to rebels in its own party to stave off a parliamentary defeat. we will tell you how all of this fits into the brexit story. we will be spending much of today's programme talking about this. this is the moment that donald trump and kimjong—un met. a moment of great history, and broader trucks to. donald trump says he got what he came for, a north korean
commitment to denuclearise. but given we've had those pledges before, you'd be right to ask what does this add up to? we'll do our best to assess just that across the hour. if you have any questions on the summit, send them my way, #bbcos. we'll be looking at all of the most important pictures of the day, including these ones. this is a quick conversation with the media ahead of their one—on—one meeting. this is what they said. we're going to have a great discussion, and i think we will be tremendously successful. translation: he said it hasn't been easy to get here, and the old prejudices have been obstacles in his way. but he's overcome all that, and that's why he's here today. after the head to head meeting, there was a bigger get—together with diplomats from both sides. let's look at who was there. mike pompeo, us secretary of state. also national security
adviserjohn bolton. on the north korean side, kimjong un‘s right hand man, general kim yong chol. they all followed that meeting with a working lunch. you can see the americans getting ready to sit on the other side. here's the menu. prawn cocktail with avocado was one options. beef short rib confit, as well. but needless to say, it was in the food that was the main subject of conversation. and then we got the signing of a joint declaration. the white house has put the whole thing online. it sets out a desire to build a better relationship between the two countries. and it says that the us is committed to providing security guarantees. and chairman kimjong un
reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. here's what donald trump has to say about it. we talk about unwavering commitment to the complete dna clears asian —— denuclearization of north korea. this is the document we have just signed. we did, will be verified. it will be verified. here's some reaction on twitter. us—based korea expert, "as expected, kju has initiated an open—ended, drawn out negotiation process that ensnares the us into stopping enforcing sanctions". next, andrei lankov, in seoul. "the deal has zero practical value.
the us could have extracted serious concessions, but it was not done." professor rudiger frank, based in vienna, responded to that. "i disagree. trump saved the process by taking it slow and one baby step at a time, rather than killing it before it starts, like his predecessors did". and npr news correspondent elise hu keeps everyone's feet on the ground. "depending on how you count em, north korea has previously signed onto at least six, or as many as eight agreements re: its nuclear programme." so whatever deal is signed, that doesn't mean any of it will happen. christian fraser guided us through this live summit. christian is with us this live summit. christian is with us again. we are sifting through the details and thinking, what precisely is new here? it's a very good
question, because if you put that document alongside the 2005 document from the six party talks, or you went all the way back to 1992 and compared it to the talks back then, it looks pretty similar. it's a commitment to do to —— do clear eyes, but it's thick and heavy on pi’ocess , eyes, but it's thick and heavy on process, and there's not heavy on the —— verification. there was so much promise here, so much leverage because sanctions are biting deep in the moment, they really thought they could extract —— extract some concrete the sessions on the north korean side. but there is nothing in here that tests the new attitude of kimjong—un. no here that tests the new attitude of kim jong—un. no timescales, here that tests the new attitude of kimjong—un. no timescales, no verification, so we don't know what's there or how much there is, oi’ what's there or how much there is, or where it is. and there is very little detail on who would go in and verify, because you can imagine from the north korean side, they want the americans, and from the american side, they would want the chinese
doing it. so who will do it, where would they go, and when will this happen? those are the things we want to see from the negotiations as we go forward. stay with me, christian. when we spoke yesterday, you mentioned the importance of protocol and the visuals of this summit. well, let's look at the first handshake again. you can see an even number of north korean and american flags, putting the two countries, and by extension their leaders, on a level par. and i want to show you this. this is prior to the leaders signing the declaration. there were two donald trump pens on the table. you might be able to make out his signature in gold. it goes off camera slightly, but at the last moment, kim jong un‘s sister, kim yo—jong switches the pen. here's a clearer picture of it. you can see mr kim is using a different pen to sign the document. these details are very important to
both sides. just the fact that these two men are sitting next to each other and talking, even worrying about the optics of this summit is somewhat progress? absolutely. there will be detractors who say donald trump hasn't done anything more than his predecessors, but you are quite right. six months ago, kimjong—un was talking about obliterating the united states. and donald trump was saying he has a nuclear bomb that's bigger than yours. everybody universally would think it's better to be talking, even if that takes months and years, rather than talking about war. i suppose the only aspect that goes donald trump ‘s favour is that his predecessors that put everything in place, they would say a collapse or fell down when they were asked to make concessions. the americans have a lwa ys concessions. the americans have always taken a maximalist approach, but the north koreans demanded
something. they've got something, quite a big concession from donald trump, which is a holder to work rams on the korean peninsula. —— war games. now donald trump can turn to kimjong—un and say games. now donald trump can turn to kim jong—un and say that it's his turn. thank you very much, christian. this is the language of the agreement which says, "reaffirming the april 27, 2018 panmunjom declaration, the north korea commits to work toward complete denuclearisation of the korean peninsula." yesterday, mike pompeo tweeted, "we remain committed to the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation of the korean peninsula". "complete" made it into the statement. "verifiable" and "irreversible" did not. donald trump said some things didn't make it into the joint statement because of a lack of time. here's the president's take on how long this complete denuclearisation might take.
you know scientifically, i've been watching and reading a lot about this, and it takes a long time to pull off complete denuclearization. it takes a long time. scientifically, you have to wait certain periods of time, lots of things happen. but despite that, once you start the process, it means it's pretty much over. you can't use them. let's look at what north korea has done to denuclearise so far. back in may, we were told a nuclear testing site at punggye—ri had been dismantled. journalists watched as a tunnel was blown up, but were unable and unqualified to verify the site had been fully destroyed. the website 38 north which carries authoritative north korean analysis says we can only be sure that entrances to the test tunnels were demolished. 38 north also said that last week
north korea destroyed a stand for testing ballistic missiles. at a separate facility. today, donald trump said he's also requested an engine testing facility be dismantled, and he said kimjong un agreed. the challenge we have here is assessing the importance of these commitments. andrea berger is a senior research associate at the middlebury institute of international studies. the north koreans have agreed to denuclearization for a very long time. the real question is, what a spec to see in return for that? they frame it very much as a long—term ambition that is tied up in a potential major transformation of
their security relationship. make no mistake about it, from the north korean perspective, denuclearization is something that will come quite far down the road. and a d cup -- decommissioning i've been describing, that would disable the whole programme? no, not even close. those are steps that are not only reversible, but there are things of the north koreans are framing to their own people as being possible because they've completed their research and development for their nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. they're basically saying that they don't need to do the stuff any more, so it's about having them having achieved a great technical feat here rather than being a success in to the united states. but actually we would never have expected a great deal of detail on denuclearization after a couple of hours of meetings. so the test is what now follows? normally what you would expect to see is a very active series of meetings that would have led to a
summit, where the text of a more robust agreement that bridges positions would already have been in place before the leaders met. but we have totally flipped on its head everything that we traditionally do in north korea with diplomacy, and maybe that's a good thing as it creates some space for policy options on north korea. of all the details coming out of it... the headline concession from the americans, is that this will stop. us—south korea military exercises have been a regular event recently, and the north korea has frequently condemned them, and called them "provocative". donald trump has clearly been listening to those concerns, and he had this to say. after the meetings with the north korean. we now have 32,000 soldiers
in south korea, and i would like to bring them back home, but that's not pa rt bring them back home, but that's not part of the equation right now. at some time i hope it will be, but not right now. we will be stopping the war games, which will send it —— save us a war games, which will send it —— save us a terminus amount of money. frank aum spent a decade as a defence dept adviser. "this was the biggest outcome of the trumpkimsummit. cancelling joint military exercises is a huge unwarranted concession, but it could potentially lead to many nk concessions in future." that's a big unknown at the moment. the us military was taken by surprise, "us forces korea has received no updated guidance on cessation of training exercises". "to include this fall's scheduled ulchi freedom guardian", that's an annual military event. it involves the south koreans and americans. last august, 70,000 troops took part, and planning will be at an advanced stage for this year. it doesn't look like that's going to happen. thejoint statement also had the us committing "to provide security
guarantees" to north korea. we wa nted we wanted to understand what that might mean. i spoke to balbina hwang, a former us state department official, washington and asked her what exactly that means. thatin that in itself was not surprising at all, and that was nothing new. the president, george was you —— george w bush and president 0bama have also issued security guarantees to north korea. and this was something north korea. and this was something north korea has always demanded consistently, and previous us presidents have provided. nothing new there. it was this preference —— press c0 nfe re nce new there. it was this preference —— press conference that came afterwards that really set the stage and cross the line, and provides a com pletely and cross the line, and provides a completely new strategic environment for frankly completely new strategic environment forfrankly all of completely new strategic environment for frankly all of asia. that really has a new debate. explain to our viewers why is having such a huge regional impact, that single
decision? for the president of the united states to calljoint exercises, joint military exercises that are regular annual exercises conducted between allies, that essentially provide for readiness, which provides the alliance, the entire reason why you actually have a military alliance to begin with, a treaty alliance. to actually call that war games, and then to call it a provocation, which is exactly what your enemy does, that simply has never occurred and is just not what us officials ever do. and that is suddenly the position that the president of the united states took, so president of the united states took, so that in itself was utterly stunning, andi so that in itself was utterly stunning, and i completely reset the strategic calculations for
everybody, not just our strategic calculations for everybody, notjust our allies, friends, neutral observers around the world, but also frankly our enemies, but for not just the world, but also frankly our enemies, but for notjust with korea, but for china, russia, and everybody else. dr 0wen miller is from the school of oriental and african studies. how would you put what we have seen today in historical context? it's hugely important symbolically because this is the first time a sitting us president has met with a north korean leader, so that is very important. it's unimaginable since the end of the korean war in 1953 that this can happen. so in that sense, it is very symbolically important, just as the last north— south summit that was only a few weeks ago, that was also symbolic of eight north korean leader coming across the border to the south. the substance, that's another thing that
people are disgusting, curt discussing. we know that those two have an eye for spectacle, they know how to make a big impact in their respective countries. but does that impact give it historical importance and of itself, or do we need to wait and of itself, or do we need to wait and see the detail before we can judge? i think we have to wait and see, but i think lots of people are excited about this because it feels like for the first time, there is a sense of real peace in the sense of having a peace treaty, something that's much more permanent. we've had so many false starts. could this be another one? we don't know, but there is a sense that because both leaders are unusual, because we have a very unusual us president, maybe that gives a chance for something to happen? and i think many people, particularly koreans on both sides of the peninsula, will be hopeful that this is different. thank you very much. i would will help us out
with the detail of the summit, so send them our way using the e—mail or the hash tag. the british government won an important vote earlier, but the prime minister had to pay a price. we will find out what the price was and how this vote fits into the brexit story. the businessman arron banks, who donated millions of pounds to a leave the eu campaign has told a committee of mps there's no evidence of any conspiracy with russia. the co—founder of leave. eu is accused of having more meetings with kremlin officials than previously disclosed, and was offered the chance to take part in a business deal involving siberian gold mines. mr banks insists it's all "nonsense". it's quite interesting dummett the
work on the referendum, he says that dan hammond says that he sent google data to a team of astrophysicists. i think there's a lot of myth around some of these things, and that's why my issues with of the committee taking witnesses, the evidence given, and turning it into fact. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. donald trump and kimjong un have had their summit, they've claimed it was a success, with a repeated commitment donald trump and kimjong un have had their summit, they've claimed it was a success, with a repeated commitment to de—nuclearisation, but also a joint agreement donald trump and kimjong un have had their summit, that was somewhat short on detail. other stories being covered throughout the bbc. an update on the rescue boat trying to bring migrants ashore in the mediterranean.
italy and malta has refused to take them and then spain said it would. well emmanuel macron has inserted himself into the row, accused the italian government of "cynicism and irresponsibility" for refusing to let the stranded rescue ship dock in italy. that's from bbc afrique. we have a deal on what the country north of greece will be called, 27 years after yugoslavia broke up and one of the new states that emerged called itself macedonia. greece didn't like that, it has a region called macedonia. well the new name is the republic of north macedonia. the hope is that this will convince greece to stop blocking its neighbour's bid tojoin nato and the european union. that's from bbc world service. and this deer on washington dc‘s metro system is proving popular with those of you on the bbc news app. it came in from a tunnel connected to an above—ground section nearby. and it got back out that way too. the uk government has won a key vote
over what happens if parliament rejects the finalised brexit deal. but theresa may paid a price. mps were promised more of a say if there's no deal. thejustice minister phillip lee resigned ahead over the vote. explaining his decision on twitter, he said, "if, in the future, i am to look my children in the eye and honestly say that i did my best for them, i cannot, in all good conscience, support how our country's current exit from the eu looks set to be delivered". here he is speaking in the commons. it is fundamentally important that parliament should have a vote, so it can influence the final outcome in interest of the people it serves. a fa ke interest of the people it serves. a fake choice between the potentially bad deal and eight cliff edge no deal, a vote between bad and worse, is not a meaningful choice. let's bring in rob watson. there are
so let's bring in rob watson. there are so many political dramas connected to brexit, it's hard tojudge which ones actually matter or don't. where does this one fit in? that's a very good way of putting it. to go to the bigger picture, the reason why this keeps happening is because fundamentally, the government's conservative party cannot agree on what britain's future relationship with the eu should be like, and because the government conservative party is very split. how does this rank? i think potentially it's very seismic, because in order to avoid embarrassing defeat at hands of her own mps, theresa may has promised those mps that parliament will have a big say on any final deal or not deal that the british government reaches with brussels over the future relationship with the eu. 0f
course, a fresh row has broken out over exactly what she should promise those mps. again, this illustrates the point i was making at the start that this is a very divided party dealing with an absolutely whopping issue. it's probably worth us taking out few seconds to reiterate that time is running very short for the conservative government actually decide what it wants, because the deadline is the autumn, next —— not next march. here the deadlines. the government says it wants to reach an agreement with the eu on the details of withdrawal by october, and an outline of the future relationship. britain leaves the eu next march, and britain has agreed to a two—year transition period. it is a very tight deadline, and it's interesting you raise that because i think one of the reasons why there is such an increase in tension in british politics is because key decisions
are approaching about that future relationship between britain and the eu, decisions which are getting increasingly hard to put off, i'll vote that sort of happened today —— although that sort of happened today. thank you, rob. if you want much more detail on brexit, i can't emphasise enough how much information is online from bbc news, whether through the app and website, so whether through the app and website, so if you want analysis on what today's vote was all about word the chronology between now and when brexit occurs, or if you just want background on the whole issue, bbc .com/ news, or download the bbc new app " .com/ news, or download the bbc new app —— bbc news app on your phone. a couple minutes' time, we will to singapore and dissect that summit. click on a large scale across
western europe, the buttered dish western europe, the buttered dish western patterns a re western europe, the buttered dish western patterns are not changing significantly. we're seeing further thunderstorms developed over the last 2a hours, this targeting parts of france. before trekking toward central and northern france. they left in their wake a trail of floodwaters, cars left, wheels deep in the floodwaters, and you can see the floodwaters in this picture. these areas around the paris region. for the weather picture over the next 2a hours, the risk of storm is still there, but trekking further eastward, so areas around austria and parts of southern germany, poland and the czech republic, where we could see a roundabout 50—75 mm of rain, so you might well see some further pictures of flooding across central europe is because of the next 2a hours or so. the monsoon has been very active, it has been enhanced across bangladesh, me and marr and the far northeast of india.
the last couple of days alone, they have seen well over 12 ml aflame —— 12 minute —— millimetres of rain. perhaps as much as 400 l of rain, so we'll see some further flush it —— flooding issues before the rains ease down on friday. meanwhile across western india, the monster student still weathers doctor withers... quite heavy downpours, but not unusual for what we see, whereas a monsoon stays active across northeast areas. 0n whereas a monsoon stays active across northeast areas. on a satellite picture, quite nice view, of hurricane bird, a category three hurricane sustaining 125 mph winds. heading towards baja, california new mexico. we could do with some of
that in colorado where we have an enormous wildfires, where there is burning in dry land. no rain in forecast here, but further east we will see some thunderstorms break out the next couple of days but with a more general rain sitting across the northeast of the us and eastern parts of canada, where he will also turn quite cool for this time of year. talking of cool weather, and south america we have some cold southerly winds working in towards argentina into chile, paraguay, uruguay and northern argentina. temperatures well below average this time of year, a cold and frosty start, and we will see some sunshine later. heading into wednesday, a mainly dry day with sunny spells, but turning wet and windy across the northwest as the day progresses. that's your weather. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. history has been made.
for the first time ever, a sitting us president and a north korean leader shake hands. and it seems they got on. we have developed a very special bond. so people will be very impressed and very happy that we are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. the north korean leader was less effusive, but still positive. translation: the old prejudices and worked as obstacles but we overcame all of them and are today. mr kim got a freeze in these us—south korea military drills. mr trump got a reaffirmation of north korea's commitment to denuclearisation. we'll unpack every aspect of the summit for you with our correspondents and experts, if you have any questions, the hashtag is bbcos. the north korean regime
is responsible for widespread human rights abuses. the un wanted the issue to be front and centre at this summit. it wasn't. nor was there any mention in thejoint statement. one journalist tried to press donald trump on the matter. here's how that went. you mentioned you have raised the issue of human rights with kim jong—un. i wonder what you would say to the group of people who have no ability to hear or see this press conference, the 100,000 north koreans kept in the dark. have you betrayed them by legitimising the regime in pyongyang? no, ithink i've helped him. i think things will change. there's nothing i can say, all i can do is do what i can do. and we have to stop the nuclearization and do other things and that is a very important thing.
i think they are one of the great winners today. that large group of people that you talk about. ultimately they will be one of the great winners as a group. they wonder if those people are filling up with us today. but he saysin filling up with us today. but he says in the long term this will improve. this article on the bbc news website analyses the north korean government's control of its citizens via a network of spies, prison camps, and the control of information through the media. i also want to show you this. these are pictures of a group of north korean defectors watching the summit from a washington hotel. here's the reaction of one of them. translation: kim jong-un is a liar and hypocrite and to give an example, the ceo of a company must use good judgement when he signs an agreement or contract with the business partner.
a ceo cannot make an agreement with the scam artist. so in that sense, i hope mr trump will be wise in terms of what he does or what he says in terms of kim jong—un. jieun baek, author of north korea's hidden revolution. thank you forjoining us. do you think america and donald trump betrayed those people in the prison camps by along the summit that happened? i think it may complicate a question in that i recognise how this is an unprecedented and historical moment for the two leaders to me. they can bring everything onto the table. i recognise that standpoint. at the same time, if the goal is all of this is peace in the improvement of lives of people on the korean peninsula, what about the people in the political prison camps and the rest of the 25 million a korean citizens in the country? i think that... seeing this issue as a binary in bringing up human rights
issues or nuclear weapons is a false binary choice and i think it could've been much more creative and nuanced ways to approach this issue i'm part of president trump. what might those have been? some people might those have been? some people might be watching thinking donald trump is quite right, he can say whatever he wants and the north koreans will not change. during the news co nfe re nce koreans will not change. during the news conference that donald trump gave after their meeting, he did say he mentioned issues during behind closed doors. he did say that. who knows what that the actual words were. i wish i was a fly on the wall there. i think that even if it is not the one that approaches or he didn't today, there are many other actors in the cabinet and administration and other actors in civil society he can empower to try to approach some of the low hanging fruit options like you mentioned. such as sending forward information and media into this country. and
empowering north korea defectors in their efforts to improve their country. kim jong-un will not let that happen, willie? donald trump can ask but they will not get back on the contested. i think the beauty of being a leader and everyone world and free country, what i did the president says yes or no, american citizens could do that. we can. that is the beauty of living in a democratic society. some of the people that the previous segment showcased was to magi activist in the phil dawson information into the country and also bring a attention to these issues. —— sending information. one of them is an american citizen. a lot more room that actors can take up. with or without the president explicit permission. thank you. this summit was being watched closely by south korea, china and japan.
for china its about trade and regional influence, for south korea and japan the primary issue is security. for china its about trade and regional influence, for south korea and japan the primary issue is security. here's south korea's president along with his cabinet intently watching the meeting. afterwards mr moon said "the agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining cold war legacy on earth." we may need to wait a while to assess whether that's he case. the summit was widely covered in the chinese press. the global times says "the outcome of the meeting is keeping the world guessing". it's not wrong there. the shanghai morning post simply carried a picture of the date, saying it hoped for success. although china was not present for the summit, its presence is always felt. vincent ni from bbc chinese explains. china is the elephant in the room.
before that, kim jong—un made two surprising trips to china and met with president xi jinping. definitely, north korea and china are communicating very closely on this. and we have also seen suggestions that before even this final communication was announced to the outside world, china had already got a sense what is going to be achieved. chinese foreign ministry people say that this means china suggestion was actually right. we highlighted a couple of examples of the chinese press has covered this. it often gives us clues as to the thinking of the chinese government. what is your reading of the coverage? it is largely positive. it also praises china's role in the whole process. one thing i want to mention here. in the global times for example, the state owned newspaper, very nationalistic. it mentioned something about american troops in the korean peninsula.
we know there are 38,000 troops in south korea. so the larger goal is that if peace is going to be achieved on the korean peninsula where donald trump's getting closer to kim jong—un and having kimjong—un agreed to suspend his nuclear activities, what is the point of having american troops in the korean peninsula. this is going to really get both south korea and japan nervous because for a long time, this is something they guarantees this is something that guarantees security and reassurance as american allies. quick word about trade. the north korean economy is in a terrible state. its only significant trading partner and china. the sanctions affect that trading relationship. is the chinese position on sanctions moving at all? we have seen that china
has eased sanctions a little bit on the border. but not officially lifted the sanctions. today we have also seen reports that china is going to the united nations to suggest that we are going to ease the sanctions internationally. we'll see how that goes in the security council but certainly there is a sense that china is going to ease the sanctions against north korea in exchange for north korea's more proactive policy. next, japan. it had already asked donald trump to raise the issue of japanese nationals who were kidnapped by pyongyang in the 19705 and 805. from what shinzo abe has said, this happened, but there was no firm outcome. have a listen. translation: i welcome the us-north korea summit as a step forward towards a comprehensive resolution of the issues surrounding north korea. of course, regarding the issue of abductions, i have made up my mind that japan needs to meet with north korea face—to—face and resolve it
between our two countries. iran was also paying close attention. a government spokesman said... and it warned the north koreans.. which is a snarky reference to us walking away from the nuclear deal. that is a reference to america walking away from the iran nuclear deal. if you want more optimism, you could turn to the un secretary general antonio guterres. no request to the un has gone in for such verification. one place where reaction is in short supply is north korea. instead of broadcasting president trump's news conference, viewers were shown this. it was a cartoon about road safety,
and the schedule really moved through the gears, with a musical about mining coming next. i should say state tv did report that the summit was taking place, but has yet to carry anything on its outcome. dr owen miller is from the school of oriental and african studies. there will be a surprise that north korea is choosing which bits of the summit 04. —— it will be a surprise. interesting what they have reported. for them they've been the speedy and reporting. immediately, he arrived in singapore, the main newspaper was showing pictures of him arriving on the chinese plane. that was quite astonishing to me that they showed he couldn't go on his own plane and went on xijinping's he couldn't go on his own plane and went on xi jinping's plan. today, he couldn't go on his own plane and went on xijinping's plan. today, he delivered our team that showed him to ring on the front page story
singapore commodity lights. that's what they showed him. fascinating in attem pts what they showed him. fascinating in attempts on a lot. a couple of questions here. daniel saint is the world willing to accept a nuclear armed north korea and the international community with economic sanctions lifted. the short a nswer economic sanctions lifted. the short answer is no. it seems unlikely but other countries have been accepted. israel, pakistan, india as well. not beyond the bounds of possibility. james says leaving had the better hair? trump or kimjong—un? stiff competition. diplomatic or field sensor. how can we competition. diplomatic or field sensor. how can we be sure competition. diplomatic or field sensor. how can we be sure this process especially with president trump committing to printing goes military exercises doesn'tjust play into china's hands? that those free to this much bigger geopolitical question asia and what will happen. that's what industries do. why has to you are so many troops in this area committed to do with the underlying complex. a legacy of the cold war but also an underlying
conflict there between the us and china over their interest in east asia. the us has his biggest base in the world outside of the us visit south korea. it has thousands and thousands of troops in japan, south korea. it has thousands and thousands of troops injapan, and guam, is an underlying problem there. peace between north korea and there. peace between north korea and the us might be possible but what happened to that underlying conflict? thank you for the moment. keep those questions coming. we are headed to washington in a few minutes to get reaction from republicans in congress. democrats on the other hand say the president made too many concessions, for nothing in return we come back to the summit in a few minutes. small businesses based under railways arches today called on the transport secretary to step in and stop the sale of their premises. this report has more.
for 13 years, alinney and her husband marcus have been running their bike workshop out of this railway arch. but they fear for the future with network rail trying to sell thousands of their archway premises this summer. network rail owns more than 5000 railway arches across the country. hundreds of which are here in london like these behind me. ahead of this potential sale, as the value of this property was assessed, many businesses within the arches were hit with rent rises. some of the steepest of which were here in london. our rent was to be reviewed at the end of march, and network rail threatened to increase our rent from £5,760 per year to £21,000 a year. effectively immediately. we are in negotiations with network rail. that has reduced, however, it is still not at a figure that is sustainable for us in the long term. a number of tenants from hackney founded the guardians of the arches
group, they now have members from tenants across the country and this evening they are presenting a bulletin a letter to the transport secretary chris grayling to try and halt the sale of the network rail is proposing. network rail believes selling these assets provides the best value for money for taxpayers and transport users. we are a public company and the rewards are publicly funded. and the railways are publicly funded. we will use the proceeds of the sale of these private businesses to plough back into your and my railway. for those whose livelihoods depend on these premises, if it goes ahead, they fear it could spell the end of small businesses under the arches. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... donald trump and kimjong un have had their summit, they've claimed it was a success, with a commitment to de—nuclearisation, but also
a joint agreement that was somewhat short on detail. donald trump says there is a freeze on military exercises. in washington, how to describe this summit very much depends on who you ask. there are opposing views on whether the singapore summit was a victory, or a wasted opportunity for president trump. in a statement, democratic leader nancy pelosi said "the president handed kim jong—un concessions in exchange for vague promises that do not approach a clear and comprehensive pathway". but on the other side of the hall republican majority leader mitch mcconnell said, "i congratulate the president on this major step, and share his hope that it will begin a process that leads to an historic peace." the us ambassador to nato, kay bailey hutchison, has told the bbc that verification is key. it has to be a verification
from our point of view and i think that is of course going to be the key but everyone acknowledges, including they both did, that there will be a bigger negotiation for the ability to determine with experts that all of the nuclear facilities are identified and then destroyed. president trump's 2020 campaign have already called the summit a triumph, issuing this statement praising his "bold and vigilant leadership". let's get more from rajini vaidyanathan in washington. i guess the problem here is that every politician who offered the assessment of this essay and get through the prism of domestic politics. -- is think it. ido
through the prism of domestic politics. -- is think it. i do say only six minutes ago the president we could, on his way back, from singapore on air force one, hejust said i'm heading over singapore after a truly amazing visit. great progress is made on the google rises action. hostages bakary sako. we'll be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families. no missile shot in the research happening. he goes on in the second food to say that along great with kimjong—un food to say that along great with kim jong—un hewelt is a wonderful thing for his country. —— in the second week. only the most courageous can't make peace. his republican leadership have been praising him, congratulating them. —— can make peace. that has been summoned nuance among other republican senators. perhaps the most notable is for senator marco rubio. he has tweeted... he basically said that the president is trying to butter kim jong—un basically said that the president is trying to butter kimjong—un up and he described kim jong—un as a total weirdo who would have been elected
as an assistant dog—catcher. before there is there are a number of republicans and democrats who believe that president trump is making a deal with a dictator. —— would not be elected. and that all undermines apparent progress that he may have made. the pushback against the argument is donald trump is not denying he is a dictator. or the human rights abuse. hejust denying he is a dictator. or the human rights abuse. he just said they have a nuclear programme and they have a nuclear programme and the need to find enough common ground to get rid of it. yes. that is the way that the trump administration works. it is a but a nyway administration works. it is a but anyway the way that donald trump those deals we've seen this before when he was a businessman. it is about the outcome if he had to get to something in a different way and not conventional politics, perhaps that doesn't matter. that's certainly what his supporters will say you had this pic of the house, paul ryan, republicans saying that for decades american policy towards the korea and has failed. i commend the korea and has failed. i commend the president for not accepting the
status quo. he hadn't accepted the status quo. he hadn't accepted the status quo, he has taken an unconventional approach to get to where we are now. many people are saying how far will that approaches ta ke saying how far will that approaches take this process forward. thank you for joining take this process forward. thank you forjoining us. both of these men are unconventional leaders, so unconventional moments were guaranteed. we weren't disappointed. before he had lunch with kimjong un, president trump said this to photographers. watch out for the look on kim jong—un's face. getting a good picture, everybody? so we look nice and handsome and thin? beautiful. before the trump press conference, we got to see a four—minute video which the president said he had shown to kim jong—un at their meeting. the company time when only a few are
called upon to make a difference. —— there comes a time. the question is what difference will eat you make? —— what difference will of the few make? yes this is a pitch for world peace with a hollywood voiceover. and donald trump spoke about this video. i think he loved it. we didn't have a big screen like you have the luxury of having, we didn't need it, we had it on a cassette. and an ipad. and they played it and about eight of the representatives were watching it and i thought they were fascinated by it but i thought it was well done. i showed it to you because that is the future. that could very well be the future. yes, he did accidentally call an ipad a casette. talking about north korea's economy, take a look at this tweet from washington post's anna fifield. here's what trump said.
they have great beaches. you see that whenever they explode the canvas into the ocean. i said, look at that view. wouldn't it make a great condo? i explained it. instead of going that you can have the best hotels in the world right there. think of it from a real estate perspective. south korea, china and the own the land in the middle. how bad is great. we haven't heard condos brought into the analysis between the americans and chinese and north koreans. but mrtrump is to and chinese and north koreans. but mr trump is to engage in a different way. —— is doing it in a different way. stepping away from the summit, perhaps the most bizarre element of the week was the appearance of dennis rodman. he's met both donald trump and kimjong un. here he is speaking after the summit on cnn. i knew things were going to change. i knew it. i was the only one. i never had anyone to hear me. i've never had anybody to see me.
but i took all those bullets. i took all of it. everybody came at me and i am still standing. but today is a great day for everybody. singapore, china, everybody. it is a great day. i want is back with us. i bet you didn't expect to see that. quite interesting feature of this whole thing. he is probably feeling quite vindicated. he was the day visiting north korea a few years ago when it was unfashionable. he was crucified in the us. now suddenly his friend the president of the united states is meeting with kimjong—un as the president of the united states is meeting with kim jong—un as well. let's ta ke is meeting with kim jong—un as well. let's take the optimism we just heard. that we have a lot of things in play. what do the americans and the north koreans. and the chinese japanese and south koreans need to put in place to ensure that the optimism the president is feeling has a chance of being translated into something concrete? that is to
bea into something concrete? that is to be a continuing push from south korea. they have been so instrumental in all of this. going right back to last year, very clear that south korean intelligence and us intelligence were communicating a lot during the really big crisis period and that has extended into a three—way corporations. now south korea has played a kind of matchmaking role. they need to continue doing that. the president is... we appreciate you. , against him. we hope we covered everything all the bases of the trump camp samac. thank you for watching outside source. see you tomorrow. —— all the bases of the trump and kim jong—un summit. batted down the hatches. rough weather on the way. for the time of
the gear, atlantic storm is forming in in the direction of northern britain. it will arrive wednesday night into thursday. that. that means that most of wednesday is looking to find across the uk, then later in the date the weather will go downhill. this is what it looks like across the atlantic right now. this rather angry looking gal got here has been placed by a powerful jet stream and here will start to find across the uk, then later in the day the weather will go downhill. this is what it looks like across the atlantic right now. this rather angry looking soon, and a lot of rain and a lot of wind and is making a beeline for us. we will all feel the effects of this weather system. but some of us it will not be too bad. this is what it looks like on the weather map. low—pressure, early on wednesday. all of the bad weather still to the west of my neighbourhood. it is, across the uk, light winds, clear weather, temperatures hovering around the 10 degrees mark. during the course of wednesday, the with this is fine across most of the country, many which our brewing here. on the whole it is a case of sunny spells to england and wales,
most of eastern and southern scotland. but later in the afternoon, into the evening dose winds will really start freshening across northwestern parts of the uk. the skies will start to look a lot more threatening and we will see the rain pile again. here is the low as it moves through the course of wednesday. relatively unusual for the time of year. a nasty low— pressure the time of year. a nasty low—pressure but we do get them sometimes and summer months. let's zoom sometimes and summer months. let's zoom into seven parts of the uk. the problem with the winds will be that this time of the gear we are a little bit more vulnerable to gust of winds around 60 miles an hour. damaging to the trees and vegetation. that means there could be disruption to transfer. no strong winds will be felt across northern ireland and northern parts of england. in the south of the country the winds will also be strong but not quite as strong. in fact, later in the date was the rain has pulled
through. start to see some side developing across many parts of the uk but it will remain blustery. later that day the winds will use across all parts of the uk. temperatures will get up to the high teens, low 20s but it will feel a bit cooler because of those gusts of wind. thursday quite a roller coaster is whether the friday, that low— pressure coaster is whether the friday, that low—pressure is out—of—the—way and you can there over the norwegian sea. we are in between where the norwegian sea. we are in between weather systems are friday is looking fine. the showers will return on saturday. it could be heavier ones around but then sunday looks like the weather is going to improve. at of the todays, the weekend best they will probably be sunday. a similar to the jet stream pattern into next week. but how that is taking a bit of a detour towards the north. that means that any low— pressure the north. that means that any low—pressure is carried by the jet strea m low—pressure is carried by the jet stream will also tended to move towards the northwest, possibly between the northeast of scotland
and iceland and in turn will start to see high developing out of the year. that is an indication the weather should slowly settle down. maybe not straightaway, but eventually. here is a ten day summary. particularly on saturday. and then early next week, things will be settled. goodbye. this programme contains scenes of repetitive flashing images. history is made — as donald trump becomes the first sitting us president to meet north korea's leader. in a series of appearances for the cameras, the two formerly sworn enemies seemed relaxed — and friendly. a lot of progress, really very positive. better than anybody could have expected. the substance of the summit — an agreement to rid north korea of nuclear weapons. we have developed a very special bond so people
are going to be very impressed. people are going to be very happy and we're going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. translation: we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind. and we are about to sign a historic document. we'll be looking at what has actually been agreed —