At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

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(Worthy News) - President Donald Trump said it himself to Congress and the American people: "No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea."

But when it comes to human rights, don't expect Trump to hold Kim Jong Un's feet to the fire at the Singapore summit. The focus is on nuclear weapons, and the young autocrat's international standing is likely to be boosted regardless of the outcome.

In the run-up to Tuesday's historic face-to-face with Kim, Trump has appeared unconcerned about the implications of feting an authoritarian leader suspected of ordering the public assassination of his half brother with a nerve agent, executing his uncle by firing squad and presiding over a notorious gulag estimated to hold 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

  1. I feel the concern as well. However, Pres. Trump did mention this is an interview, I don't remember which one, that human rights was briefly mentioned, and that it's something to focus on in due time (paraphrase). At least, that's the impression I got.

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