Trump Takes a Victory Lap on Twitter After North Korea Meeting

Trump praises ‘tough guy’ Kim downplays ‘bad things’ he’s done

Trump praises ‘tough guy’ Kim downplays ‘bad things’ he’s done

Abe vowed to seek a summit with North Korea, but only when its leader is committed to resolving the abduction issue.

The joint declaration by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reiterated Pyongyang's commitment to "work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". "The meeting helped push back that unfavorable scenario and raised the prospects for solving all the problems with peaceful and diplomatic means".

The envelope was conveyed to senior official Kim Yong Nam, who heads the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly in North Korea, and given to Putin in Moscow. Putin reaffirmed his invitation to Kim to visit Russian Federation.

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Professor Shi Yinhong of Renmin University said China might loosen sanctions or continue with them but give other forms of economic aid to North Korea.

Moon and Pompeo also agreed that Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang could collaborate on recovering the remains of soldiers missing and presumed dead from the 1950-53 Korean War.

Earlier in the day, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un made history Tuesday, becoming the first sitting USA and North Korean leaders to meet and shake hands, as they seek to end a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off. But South Korea, Japan, and the US have long maintained that the exercises are defensive in nature.

SCHMITZ: Pompeo told reporters in Seoul he expected, quote, "major disarmament" in North Korea before the end of President Trump's first term in office.

Another Trump concession pointed out in the reported document was his commitment to halt joint military drills with South Korea, in exchange for China stopping joint exercises with North Korea - an arrangement said to have been opposed by the United States before the summit.

South Korea will have to be flexible when it comes to military pressure on North Korea if it is honest about denuclearisation, and it will review its position on military exercises with the United States, President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

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Trump also declared on social media on Wednesday that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea", after his meeting with Kim.

Despite the uncertainties, Mr Trump talked up the outcome of what was the first meeting between a United States and North Korean leader in six decades of hostility.

Pompeo also thanked China for its role in making the Kim-Trump summit happen, . but said more needs to be done by both countries to achieve the "ultimate outcome".

The Washington Post reported the anecdote late Thursday, citing two people familiar with the president's remarks.

The South Korean leader said now is the time to approach peace and development on the peninsula from a more comprehensive point of view, stressing that the Korean Peninsula's peace and the two Koreas' co-prosperity are the spirit of a new era beyond security issues of the denuclearization and security guarantees.

Wang said the USA should continue to "work through China". The three posed for photos before sitting with their delegations at three tables arranged in a U-shaped formation.

President Trump downplayed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime's history of human rights abuse and killing in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier that aired Wednesday night, and suggested he sensed a "chemistry" between himself and the dictator.

Trump's announcement minutes after the summit's conclusion that he would halt the "provocative" joint military drills were a shock to South Korea and caught much of the US military off guard, too.

Following media reports of his comments, Trump said American media is the "country's biggest enemy".

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