Donald Trump Says North Korea No Longer A Nuclear Threat

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the world "has taken a big step back from potential nuclear disaster".

He said many in the media were hoping that the talks would "blow up" and that Kim Jong would "humiliate and embarrass Trump".

At times, the video speaks to Kim directly, suggesting he could make a choice that would open North Korea up to new investment and step into a starring role in a moment in history with Trump.

But he noted that the "war games" with South Korea that Trump said he will end, will continue if the North Korean leader doesn't follow through on his commitments.

Kim spoke at the signing, through a translator, saying that they had a "historic meeting and made a decision to leave the past behind". In return, Trump has promised to stop US military drills in South Korea.

During his press conference after the summit, Trump told reporters that he would lift sanctions against North Korea only when the USA "is sure the nukes are no longer a factor". -South Korea military drills halted, and claimed that the US had agreed to have a step-by-step winding down of North Korea's nuclear program, instead of the immediate dismantling the USA was originally after. "No longer - sleep well tonight!"

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-South Korea war games as part of the negotiations with Kim.

Kimmel noted that Trump told the press he had formed a "special bond" with Kim after meeting with the North Korean leader for only 38 minutes.

Trump's chest-thumping tweets seemed reminiscent of the "Mission Accomplished" banner flown behind President George W. Bush in 2003 when he spoke aboard a Navy ship following the USA invasion of Iraq.

"I think he's going to do these things", Trump said.

After the Singapore summit ended on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Seoul to confer with South Korean officials.

KCNA also reported that both leaders had agreed to visit each other in the usa and North Korea respectively.

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The video, and Mr. Trump's embrace of Kim, has concerned many who point to his abysmal human rights record. Pompeo was slated to fly on to Beijing later Thursday.

The secretary of state also said "there will be in-depth verification" of the denuclearization process, rebuffing critics of the joint statement signed by Trump and Kim that was light on details relative to timeline, process and verification of North Korea's disarmament.

"The world will see a major change", he said. The next scheduled major exercise, involving tens of thousands of troops, normally is held in August.

Trump left the discussions assured that Kim would begin dismantling his country's missile sites in the immediate future, telling ABC News that Kim "trusts me, and I trust him".

"The United States is our ally, so the joint military drills are still necessary to maintain our relationship with the USA", said Lee Jae Sung, from Incheon. It called the summit "dumbfounding and nonsensical", and said it will allow North Korea to permanently maintain its nuclear weapons program.

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