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Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un come together for momentous summit

13 June, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • President Donald Trump shakes hands as he meets with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump signed what he called a "very comprehensive" document with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, capping a highly anticipated summit in Singapore aimed at overcoming decades of hostility and mistrust.

Here's a look back at some of the many comments Trump has shared on Twitter about the North Korean leader.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Mr Trump had also accepted President Halimah Yacob's invitation to make a state visit to Singapore in November to attend the 6th Asean-US Summit and 13th East Asia Summit.

The former Central Intelligence Agency chief said USA sanctions will remain in place until Washington verifies the North's denuclearization efforts.

The leaders of North Korea and the USA on Tuesday in Singapore signed a joint declaration reaffirming Pyongyang's commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and committing Washington to security guarantees in return.

Weeks later, more insults followed.

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

Kim stood silently alongside, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a "a good prelude to peace".

Trump's retort included mention of his own "nuclear button" - one that doesn't actually exist.

As for where Kim will spend the night, he's opted for the St. Regis Singapore, where it is believed he has checked into the hotel's $11,500-a-night Presidential Suite.

As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice".

"I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President Donald Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un", Rodman tweeted ahead of the summit.

Trump said there would be "many meetings" between the two men. The agreement doesn't appear to contain any firm promises from Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapon program, but rather, opens the door to ongoing discussions.

It is the first time a sitting U.S. president has ever met a North Korean leader.

More officials took part in the working lunch, with the additional participants on the USA side, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger, and senior diplomat Sung Kim, who has led substantive talks with Pyongyang into the summit. "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction. those measures will increase". "I join all the people in ardently aspiring for the success of the summit to bring complete denuclearization and peace to us".

A complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization "is the only outcome that the United States will accept", Pompeo told reporters on Monday evening in Singapore.

The North Korea leader said through a translator that the document "heralds a new start, leaving the past behind". The safety precaution seems extreme until you remember that both Nikhita Krushev and Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly unintentionally gave the Central Intelligence Agency stool samples during visits to the U.S.

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