Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrates meeting

The Foreign Minister said it was too early to say if the Trump Kim meeting could be deemed a success “but at least it’s a serious start”

The Foreign Minister said it was too early to say if the Trump Kim meeting could be deemed a success “but at least it’s a serious start”

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit in Singapore on 12 June 2018. A North Korean aide wearing latex gloves reportedly inspected and wiped the pen intended for Kim, which he didn't end up using.

North Korea also said that Trump has agreed on a step-by-step denuclearisation process by North Korea in return for reciprocal concessions from the US.

Trump vowed to rain down "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it threatened the U.S. but instead in Singapore it was compliments that flowed, as the president described Kim as "talented" and said they had forged a "special bond".

Trump told reporters Tuesday that he trusts Kim, but that North Korea's denuclearization process will be thoroughly vetted and that the U.S.

Singapore is footing the hotel bill for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his contingent, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday.

It was not immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between USA and North Korean officials.

Trump at a news conference Tuesday after the summit suddenly announced that he would end "provocative" and "expensive" joint military operations between the USA and South Korea, declaring "I think it's inappropriate to have war games" while negotiations were underway.

"In coordination with our ROK [South Korean] partners, we will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense and/or Indo-Pacific Command", the U.S. Forces-Korea statement said.

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office", Trump said on Twitter.

More news: Fed Raises Rates and Signals Faster Pace in Coming Years
More news: E3 Expo: We Happy Few Gets August Release Date
More news: Farrah Abraham Makes Fashionable Exit out of Jail

Pompeo said he was there when Trump talked about it with Kim, and the president "made very clear" that the condition for the freeze was that good-faith talks be ongoing.

"It is something that [North Korea] very much appreciated", he said, adding that the exercises cost too much and are seen as provocative by North Korea.

KCNA also asserted Trump had "expressed his intention" to lift sanctions against the North something the U.S. president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen "when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor".

Mr Kim arrived in town on Sunday for a historic summit on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump to discuss possible denuclearisation efforts. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. They said both Trump and Moon should be blamed for not specifying steps and deadlines for North Korea's nuclear disarmament, allowing it time to ideal its weapons program.

"We have big teams ready to go, " including experts from the USA and other partners around the world, Pompeo told reporters.

Trump's agreement to suspend the military drills apparently came without prior consultation with South Korea, baffling many who believe the U.S.

Pompeo, after landing in South Korea, met for almost an hour with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea. But South Korean President Moon Jae-in played a key role in opening the dialogue and getting things back on track after Trump cancelled the meeting last month.

In Japan, the prospect of canceled U.S. The poll found that Republicans were twice as likely as Democrats to say that the meeting lowered the threat of nuclear war, and they were three times as likely to say that both sides would follow through on their commitments.

He also announced an unexpected end to US-South Korea military drills.

Recommended News

  • Here's Why Meghan Markle Was Not Front & Center at Balcony Debut

    According to the official Royal family website, the Queen will open the Mersey Gateway Bridge with Meghan . The day started with a grand military parade and the arrivals of the royals via carriages.
    AT&T cleared to buy Time Warner in big blow to Trump

    AT&T cleared to buy Time Warner in big blow to Trump

    But on Tuesday, Judge Richard Leon threw out the justice department's objections to AT&T's takeover of Time Warner. Companies in many industries may feel more free to strike deals as a result of Leon's ruling.
    Tesla layoffs: Elon Musk says job cuts required to fuel profits

    Tesla layoffs: Elon Musk says job cuts required to fuel profits

    The CEO wrote that those Tesla employees working in Home Depot locations would be offered the chance to work at its own stores. Musk said most Tesla employees who had worked at the company's Home Depot displays will be allowed to work at Tesla's stores.
  • Investors wipe $3 billion off China's ZTE market value after U.S.  settlement

    Investors wipe $3 billion off China's ZTE market value after U.S. settlement

    The new governance structure will pose challenges for the company's management in the future", Zhongtai Securities said in a note. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said , "China is using its telecommunications companies as means to conduct espionage.
    Few showers, storms possible Tuesday: Hot and humid rest of the week

    Few showers, storms possible Tuesday: Hot and humid rest of the week

    But the cold front that came through last night will move back up as a warm front which will be the focus for storm development. More moisture will work into the area, resulting in better coverage of PM showers and storms both Wednesday and Thursday .
    Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017

    Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017

    Trump has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdogs who have accused the president of using his office to promote his properties. Kushner reported divesting more than 125 assets, and listed several others as being in process of divestment.
  • South Korea seeks clarity from U.S.  after Trump-Kim summit

    South Korea seeks clarity from U.S. after Trump-Kim summit

    Trump used Twitter posts to reject criticisms and say "great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea". Trump said he would "absolutely" invite Kim to visit the White House and is open to visiting Pyongyang, as well.
    Bob Baffert horse Restoring Hope accused of blocking for Justify

    Bob Baffert horse Restoring Hope accused of blocking for Justify

    "(Bob) will get Justify right, and then we'll make a plan", WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden said following the Belmont win. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons is the only other trainer with two Triple Crowns, winning with Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935.
    Thiem and Nadal win in straight sets to reach French Open final

    Thiem and Nadal win in straight sets to reach French Open final

    Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open, and Nadal is up to 17 majors, second among men only to Roger Federer's 20. And on the penultimate point of the semifinal, after being run ragged, the 2009 US Open victor could only offer up a smile.
  • NCAA tweaks redshirt rules, allows players to preserve eligibility

    NCAA tweaks redshirt rules, allows players to preserve eligibility

    Starting this fall college football players will now be able to take part in up to four games and still keep their redshirt. The Division I council adopted a proposal that prevent schools from blocking transfer requests from student-athletes.

    E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order Guide

    CD Projekt says that there will be "dozens of hours" in the main storyline and there will be plenty of side quests to partake in. While the viewpoint is in the first person for shooting and moving around, driving can be done in first or third person.
    Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

    Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

    Canada does have very big advantages over us in terms of trade deficits. Margaret Wente: Donald Trump has finally made us mad. No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.