Trump, Kim Agree On Denuclearization, But Deal Seen Symbolic (2 Videos)

His earlier visits to North Korea included a basketball game he organised, an event chronicled in the documentary film "Big Bang in Pyongyang", which featured Rodman singing "Happy Birthday" to Kim, as well as scenes of inebriated and erratic behaviour by the basketball Hall of Famer. "If Trump goes there with his great heart, with his heart on the table, if he can let Kim see him really emotional, it will show that he's trustworthy as well", Rodman said, "It doesn't have to be about war, what happened in the past, about hatred, or how the future will be".

Kim hailed the day's discussions as "historic".

For his part, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that he hopes Trump and Kim "generously" consider each other's demands and meet the people's wish for a new era for the Korean Peninsula. The document signing followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort.

The summit, which was nearly scrapped by a mercurial Trump last month, comes after a flurry of diplomatic activities and barrage of invective and insults traded between the US President and an equally aggressive Kim.

"North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize, and we are eager to see if those words prove honest", Pompeo said.

The US Forces Korea said it had received "no updated guidance" on its regular exercises with South Korea. "It worked out for both of us far better than anybody could've expected, far better than even anybody would've even predicted". Although you can not finish that process for a while, but you can not go back.

"I want to start that process. Very very quickly", he said, without elaboration.

The president also ignored a question asking if he had brought up the imprisonment and death of American student Otto Warmbier.

The two leaders are now engaged in another bilateral meeting which this times includes their staffs.

Kim Jong Un appeared upbeat at the prospects for peace on the peninsula after the summit.

But the much-anticipated agreement fell short of codifying the USA demand for the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantlement of the North's nuclear program.

"The two leaders are certainly under great pressure to make the talks of the century a success", the editorial said. We're going to take care of a very big and risky problem for the rest of the world.

"The entire world is focusing on the historic summit between the DPRK and the U.S., and thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit", Mr Kim told Mr Lee through an interpreter.

The two leaders first met privately with interpreters, and then with members of their respective delegations.

Trump emerged from that initial meeting to say it was "very, very good" and that he and Kim have an "excellent relationship".

  • Zachary Reyes