HOUSTON (FOX 26) - This week's panel: Jessica Colon - Republican strategist, Nyanza Davis Moore - Democratic Political Commentator Attorney, Bob Price – Associate Editor of Breitbart Texas, Ben Streusand – conservative commentator, “Three Amigos”, KSEV Radio, Laura Moser - democrat, former Congressional candidate, Antonio Diaz- writer, educator and radio host, join Greg Groogan to discuss the U.S. North Korea summit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without a deal, but the White House national security adviser says he doesn't consider that outcome to have been a failure.
John Bolton says Trump's inability to persuade the North to eliminate its nuclear arsenal on terms acceptable to the United States should be seen as "a success, defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interests."
Bolton tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that the main issue was whether North Korea was prepared to accept what Trump called "the big deal" - meaning denuclearizing.
Trump has said Kim insisted the U.S. lift all sanctions without the North fully committing to eliminate its arsenal. The North has said it had demanded only partial relief.
AP FACT CHECK
TRUMP: "Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that." - Hanoi news conference.
THE FACTS: A senior State Department official said North Korea demanded Trump's support for the lifting of U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed since March 2016 - not other sanctions. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the private negotiations.
Although North Korea wants all sanctions erased, the official said, Kim was pressing for relief from ones that impede the civilian economy and was not demanding an end to sanctions on armaments. Altogether, Kim was seeking substantial relief, insisting bans be lifted on trade in goods and commodities such as metals, raw materials, luxury items, seafood, coal exports, refined petroleum imports and raw petroleum imports. But he did not insist that sanctions be "lifted in their entirety," as Trump asserted.
(AP) -- President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea's delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny.
So who's telling the truth? In this case, it seems that the North Koreans are. And it's a demand they have been pushing for weeks in lower-level talks.
Trump's much-anticipated meeting with Kim, held in the Vietnamese capital Wednesday and Thursday, ended abruptly and without the two leaders signing any agreements. Trump spoke with reporters soon after the talks broke down and said the dispute over sanctions was the deal breaker.
"Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that," he said. "We had to walk away from that."