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Commentary: Sleepless Moon: Before Kim triumphs over ‘MacArthur’ Trump

  • Kornelius Purba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 13 2018   /  12:16 am

Millions of people watched the live coverage of the historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday.

Few might remember that it all started with South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic diplomacy earlier this year. When Trump abruptly threatened to cancel the scheduled Singapore meeting, it was Moon who came to Kim’s rescue once again by intensively lobbying Trump to change his mind.

Moon said he could not sleep the night before the Singapore summit took place. “I had a sleepless night. I, along with all our people, sincerely hope that it will be a successful summit that will open a new era of complete denuclearization, peace and a new relationship between South Korea, North Korea and the United States.”

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