What does “denuclearization” mean?

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • It depends on which country you ask.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjORead our analysis on the winners and losers from the US-North Korea summit here: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/12/1745097...And if you need to catch up the ongoing events between Trump and Kim Jong Un, you can find our reporting on Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/world/2018/6/6/17...President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un struck a historic deal to work toward “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. The trouble is they don’t have a shared vision of what “complete denuclearization” looks like.And while handshakes were exchanged and agreements were signed after unprecedented talks in Singapore, no country with a nuclear program as advanced as North Korea's has ever denuclearized. Vox is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H


  • Vox
    Vox  a years ago +129

    Read more about the agreement that President Trump struck with Kim Jong Un and why, despite being a historic moment, it appears to be a "shockingly weak deal" for the US: http://bit.ly/2ybJB5M

  • Niamh C
    Niamh C  a years ago +1236

    Mood: cautious optimism, but still skeptical

  • Hanlon hanlon
    Hanlon hanlon  a years ago +458

    0:22 anyone else’s first time hearing his actual voice?

  • David Shi
    David Shi  a years ago +309

    Fun fact! South Africa is the only country in history to give up their own nuclear weapons. I'd love to see a Vox video on that, as there are some parallels with North Korea.

  • Curiosity Culture
    Curiosity Culture  a years ago +612

    Wait, Kim was wearing a suit that wasn't Black. Mind blown.

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y.  a years ago +530

    Political comment with a dash of skepticism

  • Van Hendrix
    Van Hendrix  a years ago +584

    Kim Jong Un is up to something. And he's pretty smart about it

  • 123456789 987654321
    123456789 987654321  a years ago +18

    Can y'all ever just admit trump did something good

  • Mina F
    Mina F  a years ago +177

    I don’t understand what’s happening...


    I just want someone who looks at me the same way Trump looks at Kim 😫😫😫😍😍😍💕💕💕💕

  • Adrián Géza Veress
    Adrián Géza Veress  a years ago +237

    "I may stand before you in 6 months and say: Hey I was wrong."
    Huge cred to Trump for being honest this time.

  • Our Founding Liars
    Our Founding Liars  a years ago +291

    If it means what I think it means, then it means the reptilan food supply has been cut short. Keep asking questions.

  • leftshark
    leftshark  a years ago +159

    We all should be grateful for this honestly.

  • Noah Bowie
    Noah Bowie  a years ago +62

    Although you said I might seem ridiculous but I'm an optimist and I hope that this will be the start of something truly spectacular

  • Alaskafish
    Alaskafish  a years ago +15

    The big thing that confuses me is that everyone is giving Trump a giant standing ovation for being so brave and great. Now, I won't undermine the historic president this whole ordeal serves as, but it's not to say that North Korea has been asking to meet with American presidents and diplomats since the early 90's. Hell, most people don't remember or even know that Bill Clinton went to North Korea during his presidency! North Korea has been trying to lift sanctions with the West and also protect themselves. It's a double edged sword.
    Now it's great to see North Korea doing a lot more to get out of their shell; however, it's not to say that "All other presidents before Trump were spineless". North Korea does this. They'll wave their sword around, then deescalate it, and have the west relieve sanctions on them. Saber randling.

  • Aidan Rogers
    Aidan Rogers  a years ago +5

    The fact that this is happened so fast from start to the summit makes me very cautious about what both sides are trying to do behind the scenes.

  • Double Steakhouse
    Double Steakhouse  a years ago +4

    1:59 Hasn't South Africa given up its nuclear weapons?

  • Make The Lakers Great Again

    Not a trump fan but gotta give him credit on this one. Obama and the former presidents didn’t do anything like this. So happy for all the Koreans! It’s time for peace!

  • Gilles Aucoin
    Gilles Aucoin  a years ago +5

    tbh the US getting it's troops out of South Korea sound like a good thing to do. Puts the nation on the path of reunification.

  • connor duncan
    connor duncan  a years ago +109

    Vox 2017: Trump is being too harsh on North Korea, he’s gonna start a war!
    Vox 2018: Trump is being too weak, he shouldn’t try to make a deal!