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After a historic summit that scored North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s signed pledge committing to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” President Trump said it was a great moment for the world.
“We are prepared to start a new history and we are prepared to write a new chapter between our nations,” he told reporters.
He ticked off a laundry list of concessions the U.S. won from North Korea, including the release of three U.S. citizens imprisoned there, the return of remains of soldiers still missing in action from the Korean War, the halt of missile and nuclear tests, destruction of nuclear test sites, and a commitment to destroy a missile engine test site.
President Trump has pledged to end annual war games conducted with South Korea, which he said was “a very provocative situation.”
The president said he trusted Kim to follow through on his commitments, saying he believes Kim wants a better future for the North Korean people. Sanctions will remain in place until nuclear weapons are no longer a factor, the president said.
The next round of talks between top U.S. and North Korean officials are expected to begin next week.
About the potential for North Korea to become a prosperous and human-rights-respecting nation.
For rest for President Trump as he arrives back in Washington from Singapore.
For the negotiators who will continue the process between the U.S. and North Korea.