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Bordallo shares lingering concerns after historic summit

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 3:18 PM Updated:

History was made during the meeting between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un during the summit in Singpore. Governor Eddie Calvo calling the peace agreement great news for the territory, but the island's delegate shares some lingering concerns.

It put Guam on the map. North Korean threats of bombing Guam, escalating tension and fear of war.

The recent summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore a symbolic meeting hinting towards peace.

What does the signing of the agreement mean for future US-Korea relations? Bordallo said, "I certainly welcome the talks between the President and Kim Jong Un and the progress towards a diplomatic denuclearization of North Korea."

Congresswoman Bordallo though welcoming talks says the agreement didn't go far enough, nor did it include provisions to address human rights. She says, "North Koreans have suffered horrifically" under Kim's administration, adding, "I was disappointed the agreement did not address North Korea's horrific human rights violations."

The Congresswoman also taking issue with President Trump's statement to the press that he wants to "end war games" by removing 36,000 U.S. soldiers from South Korea...The president calling the exercise very expensive.

But, ending military exercises Bordallo says would hinder military's readiness. "I'm very concerned with our security and our allies," she said.

Governor Calvo responds to that concern, noting, "When it comes to president Trump holding off a few b1 bomber cruises and holding off on some of these war games number one it does save money but also number two it takes the pressure down...but in president Obama's case billions of dollars was transferred to a nation still one of the greater threats in terms of terrorism worldwide. That's my comments on Congresswoman Bordallo's thoughts."

Ultimately, Bordallo hopes that Congress will be kept in the loop of any executive decisions. "I hope that when we do come together on this meeting that we had in Singapore, that the President will connect more with Congress and let us know what's going on because many of us are not aware, and I would like to see a closer relationship between the US Congress and the Administration," she said.

The goal to secure peace in the region - that is what President Trump said would happen very quickly. Though no specific times lines for peace has been given for now.

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