Reaction to Trump-Kim summit

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"We have made a decision to hold negotiations in a short period of time ... and to keep Iran under the deal, the other side should comply with its undertakings." he noted.

It was a delicately choreographed moment.

Trump offered kind words about Kim throughout their public greetings and sit-down, describing the 34-year-old supreme leader as having a "great personality and very smart". "The V matters", he told reporters in Singapore.

"They didn't see it coming" and were "blindsided", Engel concluded.

Trump maintained a positive tone throughout the day. I don't think they have been published. They think even if the economy is opened up, foreign investors are likely to be very cautious as they remember previous financial ventures in North Korea.

The summit was the first in history between a sitting U.S. President and a DPRK leader.

"The Chinese side believes that ... the actions taken by the UN Security Council should support the current diplomatic dialogues and efforts in progressing towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", he added.

Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The pledge, absent from the joint statement Trump signed with Kim, appeared to come as news to both South Korea and the Pentagon.

"All of our members have served in combat and we understand the importance of bring our war dead home to bring closure to families", said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Keith Harman.

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"For Hawai'i, this should assuage fears of a possible nuclear attack from North Korea". The Clinton administration, which he calls a "regime", and the Bush administration combined provided some $1.3 billion in assistance from 1995 to 2008, says the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan arm of Congress. "The details of this agreement are critical to defining the way forward and only time will tell". After all, his "rocket man" and "fire and fury" rhetoric ostensibly got Mr. Kim to the bargaining table. He made it again Tuesday night in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.

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"Number one we save money - a lot".

Randall Schriver, the Pentagon's assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific security affairs, was in Singapore for the summit as part of the USA delegation, and will return to Washington as the Pentagon considers its next moves. It committed North Korea to accept worldwide inspections and stay in the non-proliferation treaty, under which its pursuit of a nuclear bomb was illegal.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it was "very worrisome" that the statement was "so imprecise", and that it gives Pyongyang "substantial leverage".

But the chances of North Korea successfully emulating the Vietnam model are "slim", according to a team of economists at Capital Economics led by Gareth Leather.

"We have watched this historic U.S". After a shorter than usual spring exercise, the United States and South Korea had aerial war games near the North Korean border, with USA nuclear-capable bombers.

It came after Donald Trump said the USA would be stopping war games referring to military exercises with South Korea. -South Korea military drills, a key demand from Pyongyang.

Nam said Seoul welcomed the news that President Trump had "sufficiently expressed" his trust in Kim.

"This is their life and their future", she said.

Asked about the plan to halt exercises, a US official who spoke on condition of anonymity shrugged and called it a political, not military, decision.

"Remember, we are technically not at peace with Korea, there is an armistice in place". "That's not part of the equation right now". I said, 'How far is Guam?' 'Six-and-a-half hours, sir.' I said that's a long way for a long way for a big bomber, times 20.

On Tuesday, Trump stunned some watchers of the summit in Singapore when he said the United States would suspend joint exercises with South Korea, making a major concession to the North while seemingly receiving nothing in return. Or, he for now at least has the semblance of it.