"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul

"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul

"For us (relatives of abductees, ) we are pleased that we have finally come this far", Sakie Yokota, 82, told reporters who gathered at a small meeting hall near her home in Kawasaki, hours after the end of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It is the case that we are prepared to make security assurances necessary for the North Koreans to engage in that denuclearization", stated Pompeo.

President Donald Trump sold his nuclear agreement with North Korea on Tuesday as different from - and better than - any that's gone before.

In meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump once again displayed his affiinty for dictators and the hollowness of his self-legendary negotiating skills.

Trump and Kim Signed Something in Singapore.

In a statement, White later said the Pentagon "welcomes the positive news coming out of the summit and fully supports the ongoing, diplomatically led efforts with" North Korea.

The US President announced that he knew "a lot about airplanes" before adding they were "expensive" during his press conference following his summit meeting with the North Korean leader.

"Ambassador Hill attended the six-party talks that occurred intermittently starting in 2003 between China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea and the United States".

The US president also said he wants to withdraw American troops stationed in South Korea, like he had promised during his election campaign.

But American military officials at the Pentagon or U.S. Forces-Korea say they have received no guidance on the cancellation of the exercises.

Following their historic meeting in Singapore, Trump and Kim issued a communiqué that outlined what the two nations hope to accomplish. Pressed by journalists as to whether he believed in the North Korean leader's commitments, Trump said that he believes Kim was determined to de-nuclearize.

They said Pakistan supplied vital machinery, drawings and technical advice to North Korea, allowing Pyongyang to enrich uranium as early as 2002. Rep. Ed Royce of California, who is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded Trump for pursuing peace through diplomacy, but he also said Kim had "gained much" Tuesday, "including an apparent promise" from Trump to suspend military drills. The VFW estimates that as many as 5,300 sets of remains are in North Korea.

The KCNA report noted Kim's "proactive peace-loving measures" and the "will of the top leaders of the two countries to put an end to the extreme hostile relations" that date back to the Korean War almost 70 years ago.

The meeting on Tuesday between the USA president and North Korea's leader, unthinkable until recent months and uncertain until June 1, is a high-stakes and politically risky venture into summit diplomacy by two unpredictable personalities who have famously exchanged personal insults and threats of war. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, told reporters that military exercises "will continue with South Korea" despite the president's remarks. "This is a win for North Korea, which seems to have yielded nothing".

"One of the key points that Trump and his advisers made was that the U.S. will not repeat the mistakes of previous deals", he said.

President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement that he will suspend US military drills in South Korea appeared to catch the Pentagon and the Seoul government flat-footed, and it contradicted a pillar of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' campaign to make USA troops more combat-ready.