Summit removed N Korea nuclear threat, says Trump

Trump says that his one-on-one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "very, very good" and that the two have an "excellent relationship".

"I am willing to do a lot of things to get [Kim] to give up their nuclear weapons and end their missile program".

Trump's remarks followed a historic summit in Singapore between the President and his North Korean counterpart.

"Those have mechanisms for relief contained in them, and we agreed that at the appropriate time that those would be considered", Pompeo said, standing next to the Chinese government's top diplomat, the state councillor, Wang Yi.

Moon said he was satisfied with the outcome of the summit and what is most important is that it has allowed the world to escape from the threats of a nuclear war and long-range missiles.

Japan is expected to contribute towards the costs of North Korea's denuclearization but only after the International Atomic Energy Agency restarts inspections, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

At the heart of negotiations was the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula in exchange for "security guarantees" for the North's mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018.

"A long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. North Korea has great potential for the future!", he wrote.

As news outlets around the world broadcast live footage from the summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, TVs in Kim's North Korea were blank.

Two North Korean missiles flew over Japan a year ago as North Korea made rapid advances in developing a missile capable of striking the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead. The reclusive regime in Pyongyang has long craved global legitimacy, and has played up the summit as a major victory for Kim, with state media calling it the "meeting of the century". Gen. Kim Do-gyun, with the five-member North Korean delegation represented by Lt. Gen. "I'm for the United States", Trump clarified.

From right: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. "But the issues of the alliance should be dealt with under the premise we maintain joint ironclad defence posture".

Pompeo's comments came after North Korean state media reported Wednesday that Trump had not only offered to stop military exercises during dialogue, but also lift sanctions imposed on Pyongyang.

"They can see a propaganda value here and this is basically them showing the level of deference and respect that Trump has paid to them and to their military leaders", Kirby said. The next joint military drill with South Korea, scheduled for this fall, would be Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

  • Rogelio Becker