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Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

North Korean media praises Trump-Kim summit as 'meeting of the century'

North Korean media praises Trump-Kim summit as 'meeting of the century'

He said the U.S. would like "major" North Korean nuclear disarmament by the end of 2020, and that Pyongyang understood there would be "in-depth verification" of the process.

The news agency said that Kim invited Trump to visit Pyongyang "at a convenient time" and that Trump also invited Kim to visit the US.

Pompeo also pushed back on criticism that the joint statement issued after the Tuesday summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to include the terms "verifiable" and "irreversible" - two conditions Pompeo and other U.S. officials have repeatedly said are necessary for any deal.

"We had pretty much finished, and I said, 'Would you do me a favor?"

Trump and Kim met in Singapore on Tuesday - an unprecedented encounter that saw the leader of the world's most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations' flags.

Trump has already spoken to Moon by phone, in a 20-minute call following the U.S. president's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, which saw a pledge from both leaders to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

He told reporters that "one should heavily discount some things that are written in other places - including from some of your colleagues!" The office of South Korean president Moon Jae-in said they did not know Trump's "exact meaning or intentions", and several lawmakers suggested USA military leaders were in the dark as well. He said that the concepts were encompassed within the word "complete".

"We had nothing to do with that film", Castaldo said in a telephone interview with Reuters, adding he had awoken to a deluge of calls and emails from journalists around the world. "Yes, we're hopeful that we can achieve [major nuclear disarmament] in the next, what is it, two and a half years". Its inspectors have not returned to North Korea since they were expelled from the country in 2009.

"One can't completely denuclearize without validating, authenticating". It has not given the United States any information about them.

Earlier in the day, Trump declared that there is 'no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea'.

But the document has been criticised for lacking details on when or how Pyongyang would give up its weapons.

-South Korea war games as part of the negotiations with Kim. It wasn't until Trump's tenure that North Korea began testing an intercontinental ballistic missile and the bellicose rhetoric between the two leaders ramped up.

And in spite of Mr Trump's announcement, Onodera said that Japan would continue its military exercises with the U.S. and will continue to improve defences against any possible North Korean strike.

Pompeo's remarks follow Trump's Trump's tweets Wednesday, after returning from the summit. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.

"It's important that we don't lose sight of the fact that Kim Jong Un is a butcher and he is a butcher of his own people", Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said Tuesday.

"I am. confident they understand that there will be in-depth verification", Pompeo said. I used to say this during my campaign... "But to me a success is when it gets done".

About 29,000 USA soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953.

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