China, Moscow See Views Vindicated in Singapore Summit

China and Russia see the now-concluded Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as vindicating their views on how the thorny issue of a nuclear armed North Korea could and should be approached. Security analysts, however, are less certain about the outcome of the summit, especially Trump's announcement that he would halt "war games" on the peninsula.   Some argue the announcement is not only in line with Pyongyang’s interests but Beijing’s bigger strategic objectives as well.   Commenting on the summit, the Kremlin said the meeting had shown that President Vladimir Putin had been right to advocate direct dialogue as the only way to reduce tensions on the peninsula.   Beijing took the opportunity to give itself a pat on the back as well.   At a regular press briefing Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Trump’s post-summit remarks about the "war games" validate its “dual suspension” proposal.   “When it comes to Trump's statement yesterday [Tuesday] that he would halt South Korea and the United States' military drills, I can only say that China's proposal is reasonable and practical. It is also in line with the interests of all sides and addresses all sides' concerns,” Geng said.   China has long advocated that the best way forward is for North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile tests and for Washington and Seoul to suspend military exercises.   The proposal has long been a point of heated debate among analysts and former officials in the U.S. who argue that the North’s nuclear activities are illegal and in violation of United Nations sanctions, while military exercises are legal and a key part of the United States' force presence abroad and relations with its allies.   At a news conference on Tuesday,... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China, Moscow See Views Vindicated in Singapore Summit, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you China, Moscow See Views Vindicated in Singapore Summit





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Published By: VOA NEWS - Wednesday, 13 June, 2018



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