Kim Jong Un gets the movie star treatment in North Korea

Trump, Kim shake hands to begin historic summit

Trump, Kim shake hands to begin historic summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was no longer a nuclear threat, following his summit with DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China - Pyongyang's sole major ally and main trading partner - has reaffirmed its commitment to United Nations sanctions against North Korea until full denuclearisation of the regime is achieved.

During the one-on-one, Mr Trump defended his previous approach in handling Kim, which saw the USA president ridicule the North Korean leader for having a smaller "nuclear button" than him.

Now, North Koreans are getting their first glimpse of the meeting between their leader and Trump in Singapore Tuesday. "North Korea has great potential for the future!"

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan saw "US-South Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia".

The video, which plays out in Korean and English, shows images of Trump and Kim smiling.

But they were effectively postponed when North Korea, angered at a U.S.

The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the U.S. capital and brought Trump back home.

"North Korea is a real and present threat".

Kelly Sadler, White House aide who insulted John McCain, is out
The White House would not condemn her remark and was said to have assured her that she would not lose her job over the remark. McCain's wife, Cindy, also tweeted to Sadler , "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren".

While the U.S. leader was facing questions at home and among allies about whether he gave away too much in return for far too little at the summit, North Korean state media heralded claims of a victorious meeting with the USA president.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday (Jun 12) reaffirmed his "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

"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".

In the military, returning a salute from a military officer of a friendly foreign nation is common practice for USA military officers and considered a display of military professionalism.

"We're going to get complete denuclearisation and only then are we going to lift sanctions", Mr Pompeo added.

Japan is expected to contribute towards the costs of North Korea's denuclearization but only after the International Atomic Energy Agency restarts inspections, a spokesman said on Wednesday. But for the rest of us who are watching and know the history of North Korea, we should be skeptical.

Pompeo - who participated in the Trump-Kim talks - is believed to have briefed his counterparts on the road map.

But Trump's move had always been suggested by China, and Beijing was quick to applaud its announcement on Wednesday. "However, the president has not ignored the bad things that have been done by the North Korean regime".

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