Dennis Rodman Could Be a Part of Trump's Negotiations with North Korea

Posted June 06, 2018

The appointments could not be immediately confirmed.

While that meeting is supposed to be focused on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and possibly ending the still-technically-ongoing Korean War, the agenda for a high-level meeting of the minds from Syria and North Korea remains unclear. While North Korea has made no formal statements regarding this command shake up, it's is widely speculated that the change was prompted by impending talks between Kim and American President Donald Trump, set to take place in Singapore on June 12th.

In reality there seems little love lost between her and her elderly husband, and her most notable achievement so far has been widely lampooned Christmas decorations at the White House.

The U.S. campaign to economically isolate North Korea will continue even as preparations for the summit advance, Sanders said Monday, adding there has been no change in what Trump has described as a "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea.

Analysts say the U.S. wants North Korea to agree to ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within months - a result that could be enough for Trump to claim a victory ahead of the United States midterm elections in November.

Kosinski told anchor Brooke Baldwin that sources have said Bolton "wanted to throw this big monkey wrench into the works, possibly blow up the entire process of talks because he felt that it wouldn't end up in the U.S.'s favor in the end".

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The moves are also in line with Kim's years-long efforts to consolidate power by purging senior officers and promoting trusted younger advisers to the politburo and other core positions. Kim Jong Un's half brother was fatally poisoned with VX nerve agent in a Malaysian airport previous year, in an attack the United States attributes to the North. In 2014, he accompanied a top Kim aide to Russian Federation.

Mr Kim is always seen flanked by its generals on one side and civilians on the other when he attends major ceremonial events.

Of course, that possibility supposes that Kim truly is approaching these talks with the honest intent to broker peace, and in the minds of many, that may be too far a stretch.

The officials who reportedly were dropped are from some of the highest reaches of the North's military structure, including Ri Myong Su, the chief of general staff for the Korean People's Army. This appears to be Ri Yong Gil's second stint in the position leading the armed services, after an earlier appointment in 2013.

USA officials believe there was some dissension in the military about Kim's approaches to South Korea and the United States.

In February 2016, he was briefly demoted to deputy chief and three stars from four for an unspecified reason.