Kim-Trump summit making headlines in global media

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore on June 12

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore on June 12

"It is something that (North Korea) very much appreciated". The hostages are back home with their families. Baier pressed that point with Trump in Wednesday's interview.

Here it is. According to Lee Yun-keol, who used to be a part of the North Korean Guard Command unit but is now a defector in South Korea, said that the supreme leader's stools contains valuable information.

It fell on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to try to explain what Trump's incoherent boasting meant in the real world, where the signed agreement fell far short of a "deal", and North Korea's nuclear program is still a serious threat.

"I suppose we could argue semantics, but let me assure you it's in the document", Pompeo told reporters Wednesday in Seoul.

While most quickly heaped praise on Mr. Trump for even making the summit happen, a feeling of guarded skepticism spread during the hours following the meeting in Singapore.

"A lot has been made of the fact that the word "verifiable" didn't appear in the agreement", Pompeo said.

Rounding out Trump's positive appraisal of leaders with a tight grip on power, the president was asked about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and his call to reinstate Russian Federation into the G-7 alliance.

"This is an issue that involves the Korea-US alliance and this requires consultations between the military authorities of the two countries the Korea and the United States and it will be the case in the future as well", she told reporters. "North Korea's commitment "to work toward" disarmament is analogous to the language that binds the five accepted nuclear weapons states".

Last year's talking point was that Trump, with his "fire and fury" talk, was leading the USA into a nuclear war with North Korea. And now Kim has his front-page splash on Rodong Sinmun, showing him sitting and standing right beside Trump, the president of the United States, as the leader of a fellow nuclear weapons state.

Trump made the surprise announcement that military drills would be called off during a news conference after his summit with Kim on Tuesday. It obviously accomplished nothing, no matter how much Donald Trump tweets otherwise, and there's nothing left to do except see if Pompeo and his team make any concrete progress in upcoming negotiations. "Only then will there be relief from the sanctions". "The V matters", he said.

But Trump's move had always been suggested by China, and Beijing was quick to applaud its announcement on Wednesday. First he insisted, "It's in the statement". "I just have to be honest with you, it's a game, it's a game, and one ought not play games with serious matters like this".

Seeking to quell concerns that North Korea and the USA interpreted the talks differently, Pompeo said, "I am confident that [North Koreans] understand what we're prepared to do".

Trump dodged trying to say North Korea was a "tough country" with "tough people". "One should heavily discount some things that are written in other places, including from some of your colleagues", he said.

Even while buckling under the USA administration's "maximum pressure" policy of energetic sanctions expansion and implementation - a policy that is now dead in the water after the summit - Kim was able to complete a sufficiently credible nuclear deterrent to force the United States to the negotiating table.

He defended that decision Wednesday, tweeting: "We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!" "So he's a very smart guy, he's a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other".

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