Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

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Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

Several observers in the U.S. have expressed concerns that the summit will legitimize the odious Kim regime - the world's foremost pariah state, responsible for the operation of unconscionable gulags, currency counterfeiting, cyber theft, and even the manufacture of methamphetamines. "What does it mean to stop war games?" said Ambassador Joseph Yun, who served as the US special envoy on North Korea at the end of the Obama administration and during President Trump's initial months in office.

"One can't completely denuclearize without validating, authenticating".

At the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore, Trump and Kim pledged in a joint statement to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Trump also declared on social media on Wednesday that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea", after his meeting with Kim.

Pompeo said he'll be hammering out details of the accord in the coming weeks with North Korean counterparts.

He said he was confident that the North Koreans "understand what we're prepared to do, [the] handful of things we're not likely to do".

U.S. Democratic Representative Ted Lieu, a former active-duty Air Force officer now in the Reserves, questioned how the military would differentiate between military exercises and "regular readiness training". But about 30 percent said they approved of his handling of North Korea.

U Sung Tak, 79, said the future was looking "bright" because Kim was "leading the world's political trend on the Korean peninsula, steering the wheel of history".

"The great leader of our party, the nation, and military, Kim Jong Un, adopted a joint statement with the president of the United States".

More news: Stage set for landmark Kim-Trump summit in Singapore

Mr Kim arrived in town on Sunday for a historic summit on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump to discuss possible denuclearisation efforts.

The president wrote that "everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office" after the meeting, which he called "an interesting and very positive experience". Like Trump, Xi also favors nuclear disarmament, but he's not at all interested in North Korea's collapse.

It's true that by sitting across from Kim, Trump accomplished something no other U.S. president before him had.

By referencing the "conflicting views", Moon appeared to be referring to Trump's unexpected promise to halt joint military exercises with South Korea, which the U.S. president called a "provocation" to the North. But it "all depends on whether North Korea is serious about denuclearization".

"One should heavily discount some things that are written in other places ... including from some of your colleagues", Pompeo told reporters Wednesday. "And the issue is now, where do we go from here - whether we can maintain momentum from the summit and start putting flesh on those bones".

Two North Korean missiles flew over Japan previous year as Pyongyang made rapid advances in its programme to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland with a nuclear warhead. USA officials said it was unclear what types of training involving US and South Korean troops might cross into Trump's now forbidden zone of "war games".

On the joint U.S.

"I find it stunning that the White House didn't tell the South Koreans about stopping the joint exercises beforehand, but then again this is a president who doesn't believe in allies".

Trump dodged trying to say North Korea was a "tough country" with "tough people".

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