U.S. to stop 'war games' in South Korea, Trump says

U.S. to stop 'war games' in South Korea, Trump says

The president had refused for weeks to answer whether he had communicated with the Kim in the run-up to their historic meeting in Singapore.

Before Kim's departure, the president heaped praise on the young dictator, saying he learned from their meeting that he's "a very talented man" who "loves his country very much".

The document signing followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort.

Kim and Trump started their first summit with a historic handshake before a row of the national flags of the two countries that lasted for several seconds.

The world was watching as they smiled for the cameras, then sat down to make brief remarks before going into a almost 40-minute private meeting, with only translators present.

The two leaders met for a working lunch yesterday at the Istana, a day before Mr Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella hotel on Sentosa. It will be tremendously successful. "And it's my honour and we will have a terrific relationship I have no doubt". Mr Kim, speaking via a translator, said: "It wasn't easy to come to this point. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy...science fiction movie". However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea.

This is the first ever meeting of a sitting US President with a North Korean Supreme leader.

Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire USA mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the US and the North. He gave no answer.

Responding to a query whether he would invite Kim to the White House, the US President said: "Absolutely, I will".

Pompeo said the U.S.is prepared to offer "unique" security guarantees to North Korea to ensure that eliminating its nuclear weapons won't end badly for Kim's regime. "Did Kim Jong-un just make a vague Iron Sky reference?"

The numerous military exercises carried out each year by the United States and South Korean militaries have been consistently cited by Pyongyang as a U.S. rehearsal for war, and a reason it needs to build a nuclear arsenal.

With reference to the Korean war Trump said.

However, it now appears that the U.S.is confident tings are going smoothly.

The agreement states that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be tasked with meeting with a high-level North Korean official "at the earliest possible date to implement the outcomes" of the summit. He suggested, however, that more talks will be needed. Trump grasped Kim's right arm as they shook, and then, later, took hold of Kim's left arm as they turned to face the cameras and the world, both their expressions momentarily deadening before they turned to face each other again, and smiled.

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