'There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. According to CNN, in addition to celebratory calls with lawmakers, Trump phoned his lawyers to discuss the next steps in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
After North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died in 2011, his son, Jong Un, was named the head of the nation and went on to purge other family members from the party.
Hours earlier as he sat alongside Kim at the signing ceremony, Trump said the two leaders "have developed a special bond" and that after their several hours of talks Tuesday and the signing of the agreement, he thinks the USA relationship with North Korea "will be very different than in the past".
The Singapore agreement does not detail plans for North Korea to demolish a missile engine testing site, a concession Trump said he'd won, or Trump's promise to end military exercises in the South while negotiations between the US and the North continue. -South Korean war games, without getting much in return.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with U.S. General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, June 13, 2018. The drill, held since the 1970s, usually takes place in August.
While Trump was hazy about the timetable for denuclearization, Pompeo gave a specific (though probably unrealistic) date. For the U.S., its 30,000 or so troops in South Korea represent a foothold on the Asian mainland and a major check on China's growing global ambitions. "We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the next - what is it - two and a half years, something like that", he said.
Joel Wit, a Stimson Center senior fellow and North Korea expert, told NPR that in such a timeline "you could probably disarm key portions of the North Korea nuclear program".
In a joint declaration following their meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, the North Korean leader pledged to move toward complete denuclearization of the peninsula and Trump vowed to guarantee the security of the United States' old foe.
North Korean state media reported on Wednesday that Kim and Trump had recognised the principle of "step-by-step and simultaneous action" to achieve peace and denuclearisation.
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On Fox News' "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fl., commented on the role of Congress after President Trump's North Korea summit. "Complete denuclearisation" certainly encompasses that idea very clearly".
"Given that they were able to sign this agreement, it will prove that U.S. remains to be a superpower and also this will give them the right, more leverage on how they will engage with North Korea diplomatically or economically", he said.
Now that's frankly ludicrous.
Joseph Essertier: I think it's good to see there's a dialogue going on now between the governments of the USA and North Korea but unfortunately there is still little dialogue on a grassroots level between Americans and North Koreans because the country is in a state of war and has been continuously since the 1930's.
Baier countered that Kim has "done some really bad things".
Pompeo says Trump has been "incredibly clear" about the sequencing of the process.
Trump then boasted about the document both men signed. Trump's effective acceptance of a divided Korea therefore must be pleasing Xi almost as much as it reassures Kim.
"I showed it to him today, actually, during in meeting, towards the end of the meeting and I think he loved it".
"I was just trying to absorb the whole thing of what was happening". You see that whenever they're exploding the cannons into the ocean, right?' Trump said after he played the four minute video for the press.