The governor of the United States territory of Guam is praising President Donald Trump for meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore to broker the start of a nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula.
Governor Eddie Calvo issued a statement on Facebook following an introduction.
“The agreement between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and President Trump, while being touted as an action with global implications, will end years of instability in Korea and the Pacific region,” the introduction said.
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June 12, 2018
Hagåtña — The agreement between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Trump, while being touted as an action with global… https://t.co/6RS9giuJtk
— Eddie Baza Calvo (@governorcalvo) June 12, 2018
“The people of Guam know war,” Calvo said in the statement. “Our people – thousands upon thousands of civilians – suffered and died during World War II.”
“We’ve experienced war,” Governor Calvo said. “In 2013 and again last year, we were the target of missile threats. Today, the promise of peace in the region draws closer, and we can breathe easier.”
In the statement post, Calvo said Trump called in 2013 to reassure him that the United States would step in to defend Guam if North Korea attacked the island.
“This agreement paves the way for peace between the U.S. and North Korea and moves us toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” Calvo stated. “The Territory of Guam is thankful to our President and his stance on peace through strength policy which elevated peace within the Asia Pacific region — this is something we truly are grateful for.”
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