This morning, U.S. President Donald Trump said of his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the best possible agreement they could come to would be one where there were no more nuclear weapons in the world. When asked about the potential results from Monday’s upcoming meeting, Trump explained: "What would be the ultimate? Let's see. No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world, no more wars, no more problems, no more conflicts. ... That would be my ultimate."
Statement from Derek Johnson, executive director of Global Zero, a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Nuclear Crisis Group, an independent nonpartisan group of globally-recognized, former military officials, diplomats and security experts dedicated to preventing crises from escalating to the use of nuclear weapons, has outlined specific steps Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin should take to reduce nuclear tensions and reduce the risks of nuclear use.
Early this morning, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un released a joint statement outlining a desire for new US-DPRK relations and the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Earlier today, President Trump cancelled his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un citing Kim’s “open hostility.” The news comes as North Korea announced today that they had finished demolishing the Punggye-ri spent nuclear test site.
Moments ago, President Trump announced that the United States would violate the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.