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The 1994 Agreed Framework had a great deal more than the empty
promises of the agreement that Trump signed with grand fanfare. But
while the Agreed Framework made progress, North Korea was found to be
cheating by increasing their uranium enrichment. At least that is
what the GW Bush administration claimed as justification for canceling
the US commitments that were part of that deal. John Bolton was a
persistent critic of the Agreed Framework and was likely involved in
the failure of that program, stating, “this was the hammer I had been
looking for to shatter the Agreed Framework.”
So, what did Trump get out of this agreement? No one knows what was
discussed in that one-on-one meeting with Kim or what was agreed upon.
Trump promised to cancel "war games" in the region, but no one seems
to know what he actually pledged to cancel.
Kim now claims that the US will cancel sanctions. Trump disagrees.
This is not a game for amateurs. What did Trump get in return? It
appears that this was all about a photo-op intended to improve his
ratings before the mid-terms. One can only hope that there will be
some adults in the room if negotiations continue, but Trump doesn't
seem to want experts. What a mess!