The U.S. president and North Korean dictator met in Singapore on Tuesday, signing a historic agreement committing to a process of "complete denuclearization". "I think he's going to start now", he said.
A historic encounter between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended in Singapore Tuesday with a pledge by Pyongyang "to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and an unexpected announcement that the US would suspend military drills with South Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to give up his nuclear arms, despite pledging to do so at a summit with President Donald Trump, a Russian senator has said.
But in return, Washington would offer "different and unique" guarantees "to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearisation is not something that ends badly for them".
He also called a unilateral halt to "very provocative" United States military exercises with South Korea, claiming they were "very expensive" and the USA pays for "a big majority of them".
Now Kim was praised as "talented", "very smart", a "good negotiator" who "loves his country very much", according to the US President, who even showed off his armoured limousine to the North's leader. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said.
When Perry negotiated with the North Koreans, they publicly sought economic benefits for their fragile economy.
The document made no mention of Japanese citizens that country has accused North Korea of abducting. He is hardly a clear victor; although he insisted that he gave up nothing, it is unclear what concessions Trump extracted from Kim. "I'm not trying to unify South Korea and North Korea". As of Tuesday morning, United States Forces Korea, who conducts the exercises, said in a statement they had received "no updated guidance on execution or cessation of training exercises".
As reports emerged that the South Korean government was surprised by the announcement, questions were raised about whether Mattis and other US policymakers had also been caught off guard. Trump said: "That's true".
Stephanopoulos snared the first TV-news interview between President Trump and an outlet other than Fox News since NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with the President in May of a year ago. "And he said, 'Hey, Dennis, I would like to ask you three things". The former refers to dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapon capability, while the latter can include the eventual elimination of the USA nuclear umbrella on the Korean Peninsula. I want to see us get along. "Because it does not meet what I would call minimum requirements in terms of what we expect them to do and what they expect us to do".
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un leave after signing documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going.