iTunes has a stricter policy on nuclear weapons than the document Trump and Kim just signed

iTunes has a stricter policy on nuclear weapons than the document Trump and Kim just signed

If you've been paying attention to the news today you may have noticed that something quite significant happened in Singapore.

Both US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a historic summit where they both signed a "comprehensive" document which will effectively see the secretive Asian nation begin the denuclearise their arsenal.

The document the duo signed contained four bullet points, which according to CNN stated the following:

  • The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

  • The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula

  • The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

That all sound great, but for such an important agreement you would hope for a few more points than just four.

Not to be too picky either, but there's only one mention of denuclearisation in there, which was surely the main reason behind this meeting, right?

Of course, we shouldn't diminish this moment, but it's worth pointing out that the agreement for an iTunes license is more detailed than what the two leaders signed today.

This came to the attention of the internet thanks to a tweet from Gizmodo editor James O'Malley, which details that the iTunes agreement clear states:

You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.

So, even if Trump and Kim fail to bring peace to the world, at least we can sleep sound knowing that Apple are trying their best.

HT James O'Malley

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