18.04.26 Two Meetings

April 27, 2018
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WORLD PEACE AT STAKE

WILL YOUR FAMILY BE SAFER?

Leaders of South & North Korea have historic meeting…on the same day U.S. welcomes Germany with focus on Iran.

Nuclear weapons center stage.

Why Now?

NUCLEAR WAR

  • North Korea has nuclear weapons. South & North Korea agreed to work towards “denuclearization” (ridding NoKo of nukes) & ending Korean War by end of year. Details TBD.
  • Iran doesn’t have nukes (yet) & Germany believes the “Iran Nuclear Deal” maintains peace; Pres. Trump doesn’t and may withdraw U.S. from deal.

North & South Korea

  • North Korean leader crossed border into South Korea for first time ever.
  • NoKo nuclear technology includes capability of targeting U.S mainland.
  • U.S. levies sanctions on NoKo to stop nuclear program; effect of sanctions & North Korea’s *true* desire to denuclearize difficult to determine.

U.S. & Germany.: Agenda

  • Economy and Iran top priorities following in footsteps of major state visit from French president.
  • Germany part of Iran Nuke Deal (China, Russia, France, Britain, U.S.) & wants to keep it in place.
  • Aluminum/Steel tariffs the U.S. imposed to help domestic industry (& hurt China/North Korea), also hurt some European industry, incl. Germany.

President Trump & German Chancellor Merkel will have a working lunch. North & South Korea did not share lunch, but will share dinner. See what's on the menu:

by Jenna Lee,

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