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After summit, Trump announces halt to US-S. Korea 'war games'

After summit, Trump announces halt to US-S. Korea 'war games'”

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

"My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct and productive", Trump said in a media availability following the meeting.

"Over my lifetime I've done a lot of deals with a lot of people and sometimes the people you most distrust turn out to be the most honorable ones and the people that you do trust turn out to be not the honorable ones", he said.

Critics of the summit leapt at the leaders' handshake and the moonlight stroll Kim took Monday night along the glittering Singapore waterfront, saying it was further evidence that Trump was helping legitimize Kim on the world stage as an equal of the USA president.

"The world will see a major change", he continued through a translator.

"We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace", he said.

Kim and Ri both joined Kim Jong Un for the April 27 inter-Korean summit, and Kim Yong Chol recently traveled to the U.S.to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before delivering a letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump at the White House.

Entering their meeting, Trump said that he "feels really great".

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But he also patted the United States president's arm, in an attempt to show control over the encounter.

Rodman, who is one of a handful of Westerners to have visited reclusive North Korea and met Kim Jong Un, arrived in Singapore on Monday, the eve of the summit, declaring he was "excited to be part of it".

Trump said the process of denuclearisation would happen " very, very quickly", adding that he had formed a "special bond" with Kim and the relationship with North Korea would be very different.

"The fact that we prepared this in two weeks, this adds to logistics demands by officers who worked around the clock", Shanmugam said at a security briefing on Sunday.

Trump will also speak with reporters in Singapore before departing for home.

The two clasped hands for a long while as they posed for photos in front of a row of US and North Korean flags.

He also revealed that his economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who did not among the US delegation in Singapore, had suffered a heart attack was being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland. Pompeo held firm to Trump's position that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes - and said they would even increase if diplomatic discussions did not progress positively.

"Dennis Rodman was either drunk or on drugs (delusional) when he said I wanted to go to North Korea with him. I got a lot of people together, and Kim Jong-un told me this was the first time anybody's ever kept their word to me and my country", Rodman recalled.



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