Trump on Kim: Without exchange of insults 'we wouldn't have been here'

Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Singapore summit

The White House said the daylong summit would also include a working lunch and a larger meeting involving aides to both leaders.

"Getting a good picture everybody?"

Trump's diplomacy "sends all the wrong messages to China, North Korea and Russian Federation", said Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

International security expert and COO of Interfor International, Don Aviv, tells Inside Edition that every bit of food Kim Jong Un ate was previously examined by food tasters. His focus on diplomacy, including earlier meetings with the leaders of China and South Korea, is a sharp contrast with his rapid-fire testing of long-range missiles and the fiery exchanges of threats and insults previous year that created real fears of a war on the Korean Peninsula.

Aviv said the U.S "use [s] chemical tests and biological tests as opposed to someone having to taste the food".

And since leaving Singapore, the president has tweeted that "great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea".

Following their historic summit on Tuesday, Trump had said he would like to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang "at the appropriate time", and that Kim would "absolutely" would be invited to the White House. North Korea also wants an end to what it considers America's "hostile policy" and a security guarantee that the US will not seek to remove the regime.

On Wednesday the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, said the suspension of war games - a surprise concession offered by the U.S. president on Tuesday night that caught South Korea by surprise - was not in the official declaration but "the president spoke about it in answer to a question at a press conference".

China wants UN Security Council to lift sanctions on North Korea
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. But the South Carolina Republican said Trump would face opposition to any move to withdraw American forces from South Korea.

"I share president Trump's assessment of that when he thanked the leaders of Japan and South Korea and China for the solidarity they've shown".

US President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

Trump called the North Korean leader "worthy", "smart" and "talented" after the Singapore summit while days earlier describing Trudeau as "dishonest and weak" following a G7 summit in Quebec.

US Senator Rob Portman of OH said on Tuesday that the day he joined Warmbier's parents to welcome their son home almost a year ago "is a constant reminder to me about the evil nature of this regime". But the meeting also produced more questions than answers, with the big one being: Will the North Korean dictator actually follow through on denuclearizing?

The meeting, long sought by Pyongyang, will be the first ever between a serving United States president and a North Korean leader, and will focus on the nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles the North has spent decades developing.

Trump agreed to end joint U.S. The video offered Kim a stark choice between military conflict on the Korean Peninsula and the kind of robust economic development that has turned neighbouring South Korea into a wealthy nation. "There were obstacles but we overcame them to be here". They had a summit as a nuclear state with Kim on equal turf with Trump, got the United States to halt joint military exercises with South Korea.

South Korea, meanwhile, appeared to have been blindsided by Trump's change of heart on war games.

In Wednesday's KCNA report, Kim Jong Un said that if the USA side took "genuine measures for building trust", North Korea would continue to take "additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them".

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