President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S. -DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
The US has long held the view that North Korea's illegitimate military activities can't be traded away for its right to do legitimate military activities.
"I am willing to do a lot of things to get [Kim] to give up their nuclear weapons and end their missile program".
Trump tells reporters after the summit that he does not say Kim is "nice" and believes he will end up helping people held in North Korean prison camps.
On Tuesday, when President Trump unveiled his agreement, he excoriated past presidents for failing to make the issue a "priority" and hailed his own document as "very, very comprehensive". He described it as a failure that got nothing, at a cost of $3 billion in giveaways.
North Korea is believed to possess more than 50 nuclear warheads, with its atomic program spread across more than 100 sites constructed over decades to evade global inspections.
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The pair promised in the document to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula and to repatriate remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Korean War. Tuesday's statement made no mention of inspectors.
In a post-summit interview with ABC News, the president said he was confident that the agreement meant full denuclearisation. It did not include an agreement to take steps toward ending the technical state of warfare between the US and North Korea. While Donald Trump said that the denuclearisation process of North Korea is expected to start "very quickly", Kim Jong added, "world will see a major change".
He also said he wanted to bring U.S. troops home - although he did not specify a timeframe.
Trump struck an optimistic tone about his talks with Kim.
Michael Kovrig, senior adviser for Northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group, was puzzled, too, that the statement included no formalized commitment to the nuclear and missile test freezes that Kim has already unilaterally announced.
He was consulted ahead of time, said Pentagon spokesperson Dana White. The broad language could pave the way for the kinds of victories Trump is already claiming, though over a years-long, step-by-step process.
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The White House said the daylong summit would also include a working lunch and a larger meeting involving aides to both leaders.
Pressed during a news conference about North Korea's brutal rule, including the killings of Kim's uncle and half-brother and the malnutrition of its people, Trump reiterated that he thinks the 34-year-old dictator is "talented".
"We are going to get out of the war games that cost so much money", he said referring to the USA participation in joint military exercises with South Korea.
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Bolton the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , had previous run-ins with North Korea . Trump told Fox News that "without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here".