U.S. offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

U.S. offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

In what looks like a victory for American big-stick diplomacy Kim agreed to wind down his nuclear ambitions so long as the United States promised not to attack his country.

"The mere fact of the meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea is positive [.] We are following the comments that both sides are making but we have not seen the document yet".

The State Department is declining to release any additional information about the calls.

Last Friday, as he departed on an global trip, the President said that Mrs Trump "wanted to go" with him to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit meeting in Quebec, and then on to Singapore for the planned talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.

It's not entirely clear what was included on the document that they signed but both men appeared happy and Trump made his announcement about denuclearisation.

Trump also said Tuesday that the USA and South Korea would halt some of their joint military exercises, reportedly without consulting South Korea.

Earlier, before a row of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags, the leaders shared a warm 13-second handshake at a Singapore island resort, creating an indelible image of two unorthodox leaders as they opened a conversation that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat.

North Korea expert Robert E. Kelly (aka BBC Dad) had his own particularly withering take on what he considered a non-event.




After their historic meeting, President Trump shows North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a sneak peek inside the presidential limo.

Trump met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit over the weekend. "I think he trusts me, and I trust him".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk in the Capella Hotel after their working lunch, on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

Earlier, Trump hailed his summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore as a "fantastic" sit-down.

Mr Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different. "I'm a realist. I'm not trying to bring democracy to North Korea. Anybody who takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it, and run it tough - I don't say "he was nice" or I don't say anything about it", Trump said.

Kim said that "it was not an easy path here", but went on to say that "we've overcome everything and come to this place".

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump signed a "comprehensive" agreement in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon.

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