Kim's commitment to denuclearize was included in a document signed after the first ever meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S. -DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. -South Korea drills has been North Korea's "standard demand" for decades.
Kim said that the "world will see a major change" and he and Trump "decided to leave the past behind" as they put pen to paper. The plan outlined in the two leaders' joint statement turns out to be exactly what Beijing wants.
US President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed.
Kim, though, did get something valuable - a meeting with a sitting US president (something his father and grandfather never accomplished, despite great efforts).
Mr Kim was sent off in a ceremony at the Pyongyang airport joined by a group of senior officials, such as Mr Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state, Mr Choe Ryong Hae, vice-chairman of the North's State Affairs Commission, and Prime Minister Pak Pong Ju. "We're stopping joint exercises for a while to give Kim Jong Un some assurance that we're willing to meet him more than halfway", Graham said.
Now Kim was praised as "talented", "very smart", a "good negotiator" who "loves his country very much", according to the US President, who even showed off his armoured limousine to the North's leader. -North Korea military search teams conducted over 30 recovery missions and recovered 229 sets of American remains.
Trump and Kim arrived not long ago on Singapore's Sentosa Island, the site of their unprecedented summit. But that, by itself, does little to reduce the North Korean threat.
In a jawdropping post-summit press conference lasting more than an hour, Trump said he wanted to bring home the 30,0000 or so U.S. troops now stationed in South Korea. "The Presidential summit outcome is the first step along the path to the goal: complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a free and open Indo-Pacific".
"I think they are one of the great winners today ... that large group of people that you are talking about".
"You can see Trump leads the way a lot".
Trump trusts that Kim is willing to give up nuclear weapons in order to reintegrate his country and his people with the rest of the world and to kickstart North Korea's economy, which has always been plagued with sanctions and trade penalties.
All of this suggests that a wild-card president ― the last thing you want in the sensitive negotiation ― could have created serious problems, and not only for US negotiators, who will now have to iron out the details with North Korea.
After shaking hands, meeting one-on-one and in a group, and a working lunch with vanilla ice cream, the two leaders signed a document this afternoon asserting that Washington would provide "security guarantees" to Pyongyang in exchange for the rogue regime's "unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula".