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Historic summit

May 06,2018 - Last updated at May 06,2018

The success of the summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart President Kim Jong-un exceeded all optimistic expectations as the two leaders seemed to forge not only a warm personal rapport, but also struck broad agreements on most if not all the issues dividing the two countries.

For starters, the two leaders agreed to transform the existing armistice accord between their two countries into a peace treaty that would preclude any war between them in the future. No less important was their declaration to aim for the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula; something that would figure very highly in the projected summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim.

The two leaders struck a common and friendly cord on other issues dividing their countries, including measures for assisting in facilitating family reunions divided by the 1950 war between the two countries. The warm relationship between the two leaders can be best explained by the North Korean leader's remark that the North and South Korean people are "one people" and that they shall never go into war again.

What can weigh heavily on these positive notes is the position of the US, when President Trump will hold a summit with the North Korean leader. On the top of the vexing issues facing the upcoming Trump-Kim summit could be the full scope of the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula.

There is no certainty that Seoul and Washington would see eye-to-eye on this issue much less between Washington and Pyongyang. Still, the big successes at the summit of the two Korean countries can be a preview of what to expect from the follow-up summit between Trump and Kim.

Some hardline US advisers to President Trump, including the newly appointed senior security adviser John Bolton, would try their best to cast doubts in the accords struck between the two Korean leaders, and even help derail them altogether as non-dependable.

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TO SUGGEST THAT THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM OF THIS COMFLICT IS THAT SEOUL AND WASHINGTON WILL NOT SEE EYE TO EYE IS THE MOST AND WORST COMMON DENOMINATOR OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY. THE ISSUE OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH AND NORTH KOREANS IS A REGIONAL AND FAMILY SO TO SUGGEST THAT EITHER WASHINGTON OR LONDONN WILL BE THE DECIDERS IS JUST WRONG AS IT REMINDS THE WORLD ALL OVER AGAIN THAT WE IN THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER WORLD POWERS HAVE THE VETO POWERS IN ALL REGINAL COMPLICTS IS JUST A JOKE AND MAKING MOCKREY OF THE WORLD ORDER. TODAY, WE ARE ALL WAITING TO SEE WHAT MR TRUMP MAY DO ABOUT THE DEAL BETWEEN IRAN AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WHICH IS LIKE A MICKY MOUSE POLICY. WHEN WE COME DOWN HARD ON THE PALESTINIANS BECAUSE THEY SEEKINK FOR WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD ENJOY AND ISSUE ALL KINDS OF AUTHOMATUM TO THEM TO SETTLE FOR CROMS RATHER THAN ON THE BASIS OF THE INTERNATINAL LAWS OF NATIONS AND SPECULATING THAT THE TWO KOREANS HAVE NO SAY TO THEIR DESTINY IS JUST AGAINST ALL RULES OF ENGAGEMENTS, UN CHARTER AND THE LAWS AS SEEN IN ALL RELIGIOUS SECTS. THE TWO ACTORS IN THE KOREAN CONFLICT ARE THEIR LEADERS AND PEOPLES AND NOT ANY FOREIGN POWERS. THIS IMPLIES THAT NO FOREIGN COUNTRY SHOULD DECLARE WARS BETWEEN ANY OTHER TWO INDEPENDENTT COUNTRIES AND OR ANY CIVIL WARS IN ANY NATION. IT IS THE UN THAT CAN DO THIS. THE ROLE OF ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY SHOULD THEREFORE BE LIMITTED TO ACTING AS THE FAIR AND HONEST MEDIATOR TO FACILITATE PEACE AMONG NATIONS AND A SAFER WORLD AND NOT WAR MAKERS THAT HAS POTENTIALS FOR MAKING A BAD SITUATION WORST. JIMMY CARTER DID NOT WHIP UP HYSTRIA AGAINST EGYPT OR ISRAEL BUT INVITED THEM WITH AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND TOLD THEM TO SORT IT OUT AND MAKE PEACE AND THEY DID. THIS IDEA TODAY THAT IT IS ONLY THE UNITED STATES THAT SHALL CREATE THE STATE OF PALESTINE, MAKE PEACE BETWEEN THE KOREAS IS A JOKE AND DANGEROUS BECAUSE WHO SAID THAT THE FUTURE NEW WORLD POWERS WILL NOT THROW THIS BACK ON US?. TODAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS ALL ABOUT IRAN'S REASERCH ON NUKES BUT TURNS BLIND EYES ON THE COUNTRIES IN THAT REGION TODAY THAT HAS STOCK PILES OF MORDERN NUKES AND OTHER DEADLY TOYS. THE WORLD SHOULD THEREFORE STOP DEFAULTING THESE COMPLEX BUT SIMPLE CONFLICTS TO USA. BECAUSE OF HOW DIFFERENT GROUPS, TRIBES AND RELIGIOUS SECTS VIEWS ANY COUNTRY TODAY HAS BECOME ON HOW OUR MASTERS DECIDE ON WHO BELONGS TO THE AXIS OF EVIL WHICH HAS BECOME THE FUNCTIONS OF SHUT UP OR ELSE FROM USA OR RUSSIA,FRANCE AND UK. IT IS TIME TO MAKE THE UNITED NATION DEMOCRATIC WITH POPULAR VOTE TO DECIDE AND RESOLVE ALL COMFLICTS AND RE-INSTATE A BETTER AND SAFFER WORLD.

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