Trump cites ‘special bond’ at summit with Kim Jong Un

Trump cites ‘special bond’ at summit with Kim Jong Un

Trump cites ‘special bond’ at summit with Kim Jong Un

In a post-summit interview with ABC News, the president said he was confident that the agreement meant full denuclearisation.

Weeks before the Trump-Kim summit, India had reached out to North Korea with minister VK Singh in Pyongyang last month in the first high-level visit since 1998.

"Disconcerting to say the lease to see POTUS shaking hands with the thug Kim Jong Un and saying he's 'honored.' Will only be worth it if Mike Pompeo is right about what he sensed in his NK meetings", he said.

The US President is reportedly spending a bit more time with PM Lee today - two hours of talks and a working lunch together with government officials from respective countries, according to Channel NewsAsia.

Using an iPad, Trump said, he showed Kim a short video made on his behalf, laying out the opportunities that could come with an agreement to eliminate North Korea's nuclear arsenal - a story about "two men, two leaders, one destiny".

Mr Trump and Mr Kim promised to work towards building "a lasting and stable peace" on the Korean peninsula and to repatriate remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Korean War.

"You know, it was sort of interesting because I noticed some of the press.and I'm not even knocking them, because honestly they've been treating me very good on this subject".

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Both leaders seemed to be pleased with the outcome of their negotiations in Singapore on Tuesday, which resulted in a four-point declaration aimed at achieving long-lasting peace and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

It added that North Korea and the United States should take legal, institutional steps to guarantee it.

The report said the historic meeting marked a "radical switchover" in the two nations' fraught relations that had "lingered for the longest period on the earth".

Other pages showed USA and North Korean officials having their extended meeting, a working lunch and later, Trump and Kim signing a joint agreement that marked the end to the summit.

Most of all, I think they feel relief - relief they would not have felt, and certainly not to the same degree, if the Democrats hadn't drummed up hysteria about an impending war with North Korea.

"Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history, to shine in the sun", the narrator said. China, the northern neighbor of Pyongyang, said it would be willing to play a constructive role in further U.S. "It was brutal. But a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea".

He had been imprisoned in North Korea from January 2016 after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korea state media said. Trump, it added, had expressed his "understanding" of the stance and had conveyed "his intention to halt" the exercises.

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