Otto Warmbier's parents: ‘Hopefully something positive' will come from Trump-Kim summit

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The extent of Kim's English skills are also not known, though the North Korean leader greeted Trump by saying "Nice to meet you, Mr. President".

"No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea", Trump said at the time.

"I showed it because I really want him to do something", Trump said.

That matters because North Korea has pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in virtually all agreements since 1992, but implementation has broken down due to a lack of consensus on what that means. "I'm not trying to unify South Korea and North Korea". Kim, for his part, said the leaders had "decided to leave the past behind" and promised: "The world will see a major change".

Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit, the White House said.

"He was taking selfies and all that", said Rodman of his various meetings with Kim.

At the time, Trump's daughter Ivanka was officially visiting South Korea, as was Gina Haspel, the then deputy Central Intelligence Agency chief, and Andrew Kim, the head of the CIA's Korea Mission Center.

And let's not forget to thank Dennis Rodman, who, five years ago, tried to tell President Obama that Kim Jong-un was open to talking.

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Kim departed the Capella hotel on the resort island of Sentosa shortly after signing the document, while Trump is expected to hold a news conference later in the day before returning to Washington.

"It's a victory for North Korea, in having initiated an open-ended, drawn-out negotiation process that ensnares the USA into not enforcing sanctions", said Lee.

But Trump told ABC News he believes that the trust is mutual. "Trump turned a blind eye to differences of principle and history - refusing to directly confront the reality that Kim oversees a vast police state, starves his citizens and assassinates his rivals - in the interest of completing a transaction". The talks ultimately imploded over differences on a verification regime, and North Korea formally withdrew from the negotiations after it launched a long-range rocket, prompting global outrage.

Setting out the USA position before the summit, Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration would only accept complete denuclearisation of the North.

Yet Trump and Kim have yet to agree even on how to define denuclearization of the Korean peninsula - the stated goal of the meeting. North Korea is seeking a security guarantee - possibly including a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War - and the removal of the U.S.'s nuclear umbrella protecting allies South Korea and Japan.

"Kim Ju-song interpreted for Kim Yong-chol when he met with Central Intelligence Agency officials", a source said. "Think of it from the real estate perspective".

The formal document-signing, which also included an agreement to work to repatriate remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action from the Korean War, followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort. The best we can say is that this summit did bring the world back from the brink of another war on the Korean Peninsula.

The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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