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Saul Bowman
June 15, 2018

Donald Trump has declared that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, following his summit with Kim Jong-un.

The leaders signed a statement pledging to establish a new relationship.

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office", he wrote on Twitter.

However, the credibility of that claim is in doubt.

"For this, the ministers exchanged views in detail over the entirety of the South Korea-U.S. combined training exercises", it added.

Pyongyang has celebrated the summit as a great win for the country.

At a joint press conference following the meeting, . the three countries said they welcomed the adoption of the statement, in which Kim reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, . and Trump promised to guarantee the North Korean regime's security. "Complete denuclearization" certainly encompasses that idea very clearly".

Moon made the remarks during a National Security Council (NSC) meeting of the presidential Blue House to assess the DPRK-U.S. summit and discuss response measures of the South Korean government. "We are going to get complete denuclearization".

The United States has about 28,500 troops in South Korea, which remains technically at war with the North after the 1950-53 Korean war ended with a truce rather than a peace treaty.


Critics also expressed disappointment that Pyongyang's long record of human rights abuses was not addressed.

"We truly believe that we have a path forward after so many years that can bring peace", Pompeo told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as he briefed officials in Beijing about the landmark talks.

Trump has been under fire for his friendliness towards North Korea.

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"Major disarmament... We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years", he stated, adding that there is "a lot of work left to do".

How has the deal been received?

Speaking to reporters from Seoul, South Korea, Pompeo was laying out an ambitious timeline for denuclearization following President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un.

A North Korea expert with inside knowledge of the Trump administration agreed Tuesday that Trump had taken us back from the brink of war.

Pompeo also pushed back against reports coming from North Korean official state media, claiming Trump and Kim agreed to a "step-by-step" process, with many interpreting the announcement as the USA giving concessions to the regime along the way.

In the video, Kim can also be seen lounging in his swanky room at the St. Regis Singapore, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island city-state, and heading out for an evening tour the night before the summit. In also expressing a desire to eventually remove the 28,500 American troops stationed on the peninsula, Mr Trump's shift could overturn longstanding U.S. policy in Asia and has received a cool reception from Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

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