Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet

Kim-Jong-un Eager for Second Trump Summit

When North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with US President Donald Trump in Singapore last June, it marked the first time ever two sitting leaders from the nations spoke face to face.

At the time, Deep State interests from the trillion-dollar military and spy industries were alarmed by the prospect of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Their media mouthpieces across the globe warned that Trump was being played. That Kim wasn’t serious. And that the world’s best bet was to keep this ‘forever war’ simmering quietly in the background.

At even the hint of progress, mainstream media headlines denouncing Kim’s negative human rights record began to appear, suggesting the West shouldn’t even consider negotiating with the ‘hermit kingdom’.

With that brief history in mind, we can expect more of the same later this year.

That’s because Kim told Chinese President Xi Jinping Xi Jinping, that he is committed to ‘achieve results’ on the nuclear standoff at Korean Peninsula, by setting up a second summit with Trump.

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President Xi hopes Trump will meet him half way

The comments from Chinese and North Korean state media reports following Kim’s departure from Beijing for Pyongyang.

At the meeting President Xi Jinping was quoted by Chinese and North Korea state media sources as, with hopes the two sides ‘will meet each other halfway.’

According to AP, Kim reportedly said North Korea ‘will continue sticking to the stance of denuclearisation and resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation, and make efforts for the second summit between (North Korean) and US leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the international community.’

During his time at Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency claimed he toured a technology development zone and spent 20–30 minutes in a factory run by famed traditional Chinese medicine maker Tong Ren Tang.

In a break away from protocol North Korean and Chinese state media announced his visit before his arrival, such trips are usually only confirmed after the fact.

Yonhap News also reported that Kim met with XI for hour on Tuesday, before attending a dinner at the Great Hall of the People, which was hosted by Xi.

There was also similar reports from the North, detailing Xi accepted an invitation to visit North Korea, and details of when he might come are yet to come.

Spokesman Lu Kang said, in Tuesday’s daily Foreign Ministry briefing, that Beijing remains supportive of efforts to end tensions over US demands for a halt to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, as reported by AP.

Kim Jong-un’s visit is seen as part of efforts to win Chinese support in a bid to reduce UN sanctions placed on his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, which is severely impacting his country’s failing economy.

Despite North Korea being inactive, having not conducted any launches or detonations in more than a year. It seems unlikely that North Korea has simply given up on its nuclear programs, particularly because they are so closely tied to the government’s survival.

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