September 21, 2021 2:34 am
Trump: ‘Magnificent reality’ of denuclearized Korea within reach

Trump: ‘Magnificent reality’ of denuclearized Korea within reach

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that America’s bold step to begin a direct dialogue with Pyongyang has opened the door to the reunification of North and South Korea and paved the way for a more peaceful world in the 21st century.

Meeting online with former and current heads of state for a major international rally, Mr. Trump made a positive call for unity around the globe and encouraged newfound cooperation. He also called to denuclearize North Korea ,, a long-standing goal of the U.S. along with its loyal regional friend and ally South Korea .

In one of his most prominent public appearances since he resigned in January, he stated that Washington’s strong, creative and determined leadership is unrivalled.

” I truly believe that the people of North Korea , have an extraordinary future and I have faith they will make it a reality if they follow the path of de nuclearization,” Mr. Trump stated at the digital “Rally of Hope .”

” Until then, America will remain the unstoppable force for peace on Korea’s Peninsula. We have seen in other parts the world that weakness invites violence and chaos.

” The real task for those of us praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, is to ensure our nations are strong in spirit and great in power. Every nation must have the will to defend its citizens and its allies and leave a better future for its children,” Mr. Trump stated. These are the values and forces that incite change and move countries and ultimately lead to peace .”

The rally, organized by the Universal Peace Federation and the seventh such event since August 2020, drew participants from around the globe to fight oppression, poverty and racial discrimination. It was part of Universal Peace Federation’s Think Tank Rally of Hope initiative. This initiative aims to bring together prominent people from all walks of society and examine all aspects of unification of North Korea South Korea organizers.

Saturday night’s speakers included Hun Sen (prime minister of Cambodia); Jose Manuel Barroso (ex-president of the European Commission); Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (ex-president of The Philippines); and H.D. Deve Gowda was a former Indian prime minister. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmon was a former president of Trinidad and Tobago. Natasa Miic, a former Serbian president.

Beyond reunification between North and South Korea , speakers discussed key regional issues including Chinese aggression towards Taiwan and the Chinese Communist Party’s larger effort to exert influence in the Pacific region.

Former Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, he called on Japan, the U.S. South Korea , and other stakeholders, to unite and confront that challenge head-on.

” The need to strengthen solidarity between countries who share the values and freedom of democracy, such as Japan, the United States and Taiwan South Korea , is greater than ever,” he stated.

” We will need passionate leaders to build solidarity among countries that share freedom and democracy, keep peace and stability at the Taiwan Strait and ensure peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. He said that the Rallies of Hope would give us strength. “Of this, I am sure .”

The militant Taliban have recently retaken Afghanistan after the withdrawal of all U.S troops. Some world leaders called for international cooperation, but also for an understanding by local leaders that solutions are often best offered to them.

“A country cannot transfer its political values or systems to another country. These fundamentals must be developed in accordance with the country’s political, economic and cultural contexts.” Hun Sen stated.

‘Kept the promise’

Dr. Hak ja Han Moon, co-founder of The Universal Peace Federation, stated that today’s generation is well placed to witness the history of the Korean Peninsula.

” In human society, you have been chosen by heaven in regard to the heavenly unification of Korea and the attainment of world peace,” she stated. There is a deep meaning. You must understand that heaven works with you.”

Mrs. Moon, leader of the Unification Church and her husband, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and her husband, Rev.

Reuniting Korea was a key pillar in the Unification movement. It grew out of the Unification Church, Rev. Moon founded in 1954. Mrs. Moon has led the movement since a few years before the 2012 death of Rev. Moon’s ministry evolved from a small, troubled church in South Korea to a global spiritual organization and an associated commercial empire that includes real estate, manufacturing, and agricultural operations.

During Mr. Trump ”s tenure in office, the goal of changing the Korean Peninsula’s dynamic seemed closer than ever.

Perhaps more so than any other U.S. officials in recent history, Mr. Trump expended time and political capital in an effort to end the deadlock between North and South Korea .

Previous presidents pursued policies of isolation toward Pyongyang, but Mr. Trump met face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Their first meeting in Singapore in 2018 sparked hope that the two nations could strike a long-awaited denuclearization deal, which proponents say would be a key step in the broader push toward reunification.

Mr. Trump held a second meeting with Mr. Kim in Vietnam, and the two men met in 2019 at the Demilitarized Zone, which separates North and South Korea. The Trump administration pushed for a deal in which Pyongyang would have agreed to permanent and verifiable abandonment of its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from crushing economic sanctions and millions of dollars in outside investment from around the world.

Although such a deal didn’t materialize, Mr. Trump stated that it was clear that the outreach paid significant dividends. he stated that the North Korean leader had at least temporarily stopped launching nuclear weapons and other major weapons tests.

“It was clear at our second summit in Hanoi North Korea wasn’t yet ready to make an agreement, but I still have hope for the future,” Mr. Trump stated. “To this day Chairman Kim has kept his promise to me in Singapore that there would not be any more long-range missile launches nor nuclear weapons testing. I hope it continues .”

North Korea carried out a few smaller-scale weapon tests during President Biden’s tenure. The U.S.-North Korean dynamic has remained frosty during the first nine months of the Biden presidency, and it’s unclear exactly how the Biden administration will approach Pyongyang over the next several years.

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