Trump-Kim Summit Ends With North Korea Committing To Denuclearisation (Again)

A few years ago, two figures as cartoonish as Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump meeting would have been an overplayed 5-minute gag in a Matt Stone and Trey Parker movie. Now, however, it’s real, and the gag is that we all have to act like this is perfectly normal and that the world hasn’t gone off the fucking rails.

Although it seemed like the odds were pretty good that the summit would end in Trump and Kim both figuratively and literally engaging in a dick-measuring competition, things seem to be pretty smoothly, with both parties signing a declaration committing to ‘working towards’ full denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

In lieu of an official release, all the info about the agreement so far has come from photos snapped of the signed paper:

Pretty official stuff.

The agreement consists of four points: establishing “new relations” between the US and North Korea; joining forces to build “a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula“; the DPRK committing to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula“; and both countries committing to “recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified“.

The declaration ends with a commitment to reconvene for negotiations between the US Secretary of State and a high-level DPRK official at the “earliest possible date“.

It’s worth keeping in mind that this is the second time that North Korea has committed to “complete denuclearization” this year, having done so when Kim met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in in April.

The meeting marks the first time in history that a sitting North Korean leader and a sitting United States leader have ever met.

Let’s see how long this honeymoon period lasts before Trump is back on Twitter talking about how Kim Jong-un is a ‘nerd’ and that the official US position on their relations is that he will ‘personally swirly’ him.