Trump thinks he’s solved the North Korea nuclear weapons crisis after a June summit the two leaders held in Singapore. But on Saturday, North Korean diplomat Ri Yong Ho told members of the U.N. General Assembly that his country believes there has been no “corresponding response” from the U.S. to steps North Korea claims it has taken to disarm, the Associated Press reported.

In reality, “denuclearization negotiations have stalled,” the AP said.

In Trump’s mind, his “love” for Kim, along with a few letter exchanges, have saved “millions” of lives. “We were going to war with North Korea. Millions of people would have been killed. Now we have this great relationship,” Trump said.


To put this in perspective, last December, three internationally renowned judges—one of them an Auschwitz survivor—released a highly disturbing report calling for an international tribunal to investigate crimes against humanity committed in North Korea’s political prisons. It called for the prosecution of Kim, members of the Workers’ Party of Korea and its Politburo, internal security officials, and prison guards.

Based on testimony from experts and defectors, the camps are said to hold up to 130,000 prisoners. Following are some of their experiences, according to the International Bar Association War Crimes Committee report:

Jurist Thomas Buergenthal, who survived Auschwitz as a child and went on to serve on the International Court of Justice, said the conditions in North Korea’s political prisons are perhaps worse than Nazi camps.


“I believe that the conditions in the [North] Korean prison camps are as terrible, or even worse, than those I saw and experienced in my youth in these Nazi camps and in my long professional career in the human rights field,” he told The Washington Post last year.