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this is it every news life double trouble pills the outcome of this summit with kim jong un. the past does not have to define the future yesterday's conflict does not have to be tomorrow's war. and as history has proven over and over again and fisher is indeed become friends trump has now left singapore after signing a joint agreement with the north korean leader to denuclearize the korean peninsula . the u.s.
also helped to ease tensions with the north by promising to stop holding military exercises with the south also coming up on the program for a french presidency many were called announces in the over a rescue ship left of interest in the mediterranean the more than six hundred stranded migrants now heading to spain after it stepped up an offer to help accuses the italian government of breaking international rules. iraq it's great to have you along everyone they came they shook hands they made history and now the heart part begins donald trump and kim jong un wrapped up their unprecedented summit in singapore with a joint declaration pledging to denuclearize the korean peninsula but the document doesn't. via timeline or deadline for pyongyang to get rid of its nuclear weapons
north korea's human rights record also didn't feature in the final statement with the impact of the summit still to be determined both leaders seemed keen to put the past behind them. it's the moment many doubted would happen u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un signed a joint declaration which commits p.r. nyang to the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula the highly anticipated summit in singapore hailed a success by the leaders thank you very much it's been here. today we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind us we're about to sign a historic document the world will see a major change in giving. and 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 trump is confident that this time will be different he spoke of his special bond with kim and as with all friendships compromise must come from both sides directly after the summit trump announced washington would cease its joint military drills with south korea. we will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money on a lesson until we see the the future negotiation is not going along like it should. it's a move that's seen as a major concession by some but president trump headed back to washington proud of his achievements his team plans to begin working on the details of the declaration next week. and our own alexander of our nominee is aware it all how we're in
singapore and she joins us now from the city state a good to see you alexandra are not a lot of flesh on the bones of that final statements. yes . that's true the agreement that was signed today promises of boldest change. it lacks the details details when we take for example the key issue did you get that was asian now we're learning that team reaffirmed his commitments to complete that and then if there is a nation but what's does mean and what specific steps is he going to take them and what is the timetable and is no scope we are going to declare all its weapons and how is the you as going to vary by what's happening on the ground so there are a lot of questions president trump said today it's not a problem at all we there will be over meetings we are going to work on the details
however he also said that he believes relying on the he's feeling on his instinct that he really wants to get it done and dad sounds a little bit snake eve and taking all of that into account i have to say that it seems that it is all talk no action but one co-create action the president did make is that concrete concession about those military exercises they have always been vexing for the north i mean it's just hard to overstate how big a concession this is what the states get in return for that. well actually it doesn't look as if they would be getting anything it would turn president strong was talking about it to do in his press conference he said that you know this joint military drills were provoke ation that they were too expensive anyway so indicating that it's ok not to do it anymore and he also said that after
signing this agreement. promised to destroy a missile test site in his country however we are no it's no right now we're going. to be independent experts on the grounds to. verify that it's really happening we know that only a few weeks before the summit here in singapore the north koreans promise to destroy and you cooler chest aside and they even invited to join a list to witness this event but after that happened the report of the happened u.s. secretary of state compere chris is that they were no experts on the ground so you know in closing the significant step of of course these two leaders meeting or talking face to face what actually has changed.
i think that's exactly it has changed it's we have both of them meeting talking that this is or could be the beginning of a longer process and that is of course a good thing we are not on the brink of a potential war just imagine we would have expected it to last two years so i think that that's really a positive sign and there's a good development that we had this summit here in singapore but of course now we have to see what will be the ultimate all to come alexander hun naaman reporting from singapore thank you so much for your continued coverage. and in the meantime the e.u. prints the oakum of the trump kim summit saying it indicated that the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula could be achieved let's hear what the diplomatic chief or the become a greenie said. and dialogue the only way forward in this case towards
a lasting peace on the korean peninsula and beyond and let me say that in more general terms this is a clear sign of the fact that the diplomatic track is often challenging it's all fun to most difficult one to be followed but it is always the rewarding one and other world leaders have also welcome to some it's outcome a japan for example has long been exposed to the threat of north korea short and mid range missiles prime minister shinzo had this to say it will grow no major snow cried i knew it i welcomed the us north korea summit as a step forward towards a comprehensive resolution of the issues surrounding north korea because it confirmed leader kim jong un's will to commit to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula which i told him it and of course south korea presents a moon j n n as promised to write
a new history with his country's northern neighbor he was full of praise for kim jong un's decision to go ahead with the summit in a statement released by his office president's mood said leaving the dark days of war and conflict behind we will write a new chapter of peace and cooperation will be there together with north korea all the way along the way i should say with us now from leeds university in britain is aden foster carter a career experts there always a pleasure to have you on and to get your take on these very very remarkable developments i'm just wondering are these american allies just putting on a brave face on what essentially feels like america undercutting allies and potentially leaving them exposed to the threat of north korea. you bet they are they may vary in their views but thai prime minister i have to pound to me just to
especially say i don't think he welcomes any of this particularly the fact that there was no new commitment or any of the issues that concern japan to him very specific one of course about if not for them some lower they have a more immediate one about shorter low a short and medium range missiles which goes target japan nothing on last and then of course real so you may be coming to this but the of the the the the off the cuff it seems another split later at his press conference by president trump that case going to council military exercises in the region that's between the u.s. and south korea of course japan to be worried about south south korea a bit more divided the current government by moon jay and of course he's very happy he wants you know dialogue peace sunshine policy and so the south korean conservatives extremely worried and so on and so and yes it's the unpredictability of time continues for us good and bad. now of course the devil is in the detail and somehow they just didn't get round to fleshing out the details so why did they need
a summit to come up with a document that lacks concrete substance. that's such a good question and that tells you a lot i mean it wasn't for want of trying i dare say when the current u.s. ambassador to haiti feeds i think he has four of us in south korea some cam of us are from his name and that's a career but an american writes his memoirs i predict right now he'll tell us you know he had days and days of negotiating actually in north korea at the moment almost the border but on the northern side presumably hooping that the north koreans were tossed them a few bones maybe they're short and medium range missile tests maybe give up a weapon or two maybe at least have the mantra c.v. aidid included in the final statement which it actually wasn't that i like this can conclude that the north koreans said no no no no so once trump the decided he was going to go ahead with the meeting and remember at one point he was up canceling it seem to be in a tactical move if you should because of that so where do we go from here.
the key thing now why say two things that if this very thin document is to have any meaning at all and rid historical turning point and all the details that you haven't had yes buttons on the flash as you said must come there must be follow up meetings those must have concrete progress on you know every case mechanisms etc and secondly don't forget the parallel process much more substantial between north and south korea they've had two summits there got their agreements much more meaty set to speak polish to vegetarians and they are you know generals on meeting the first time in ten years in a couple of days for example i think that one is solid and at least the americans will look the interfering with a truck trying to stop it or pulling move in a piece which from good last year and foster current or a korea expert oh it's great to get your take my pleasure thank you so much. i might want to bring you up to speed now with some of the other stories making news around the world. the u.s. has unveiled a controversial new office in taiwan that it's referring to as an american
institute was widely seen as a de facto embassy on the self-will an island china plays taiwan as its territory and criticize the opening of the institute as harmful to us china ties. israeli police have begun evacuating jewish settlers from fifteen homes built illegally in the west bank two protesters were arrested after scuffles broke out during the operation israel's supreme court order to make shoes because the homes were built on private palestinian land. like. french president emanuel michel has denounced to italy's refusal to take in more than six hundred migrants stranded aboard a rescue ship in the mediterranean president's macor accuse the italian government of cynicism and said it had an obligation under international law at least sending ships to help transport the migrants to spain. after more than
two days of talk at sea the six hundred twenty nine migrants on board of the rescue ship. are been accompanied minors and pregnant women. the ship was headed toward sicily but italian authorities refused entry as did malta stuck on the high seas the migrants created a diplomatic storm until spain offered to take in the ship. the standoff is a result of a tougher stance on immigration under italy's new government something the european union will likely have to deal with increasingly in the months ahead. stole no just asked for a gesture of solidarity from europe we asked europe to share the burden of the migration emergency. and not to leave us alone as has happened over the past few years this gesture goes in this direction therefore i can't do anything else than
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