Trump declares via Twitter the North Korean nuclear threat is over

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A quick answer: Probably not.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump wrote online that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat to the US after his meeting this week in Singapore with Kim, adding that Americans should "sleep well tonight".

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim and Trump agreed that "it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". There was plenty of talk of "historic first steps", in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's words, but concern over how the yet-to-be negotiated verification details will turn out.

Jae-in issued a statement after the summit calling it a "huge step forward" toward peace that "helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on Earth".

When relations between the USA and the DPRK thawed slightly between 1990 and 2005, a repatriation agreement allowed 229 sets of remains to come home to American families. "And at a certain point, when it's all complete, I'd love to" go to North Korea, he said.

In return, Mr Trump, to the surprise of US ally South Korea and his own military, said he would end joint US-South Korea military exercises. North Korea also past year detonated a purported thermonuclear warhead and flight-tested three developmental ICBMs that demonstrated potential range to reach mainland American cities.

"China would be anxious about Trump going too far, too quickly. When Trump realized there wasn't going to be anything substantial in return, it was impossible for him to back out because he had already gone too far".

"They want the remains of their fathers, and mothers, and all of the people that got caught into that really brutal war, which took place, to a large extent, in North Korea".

The president's suspension of the exercises came as U.S. Forces-Korea, led by Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, is preparing for the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises later this summer with the South Koreans.

After their lunch, the two men took a walk past reporters and Trump said that they were headed to "a signing", giving little details about the document itself.

Addressing the media briefly after their handshake Trump said while sitting next to Kim: "It's my honor - we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt".

North Korea Poses No Nuclear Threat, Despite Weapons
The South Korean president responded positively to the summit, praising the "courage and determination" of both leaders. About 29,000 U.S. soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953.

He also announced an unexpected end to US-South Korea military drills.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump exchanged signed documents at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Mr Trump declared he and Mr Kim had developed "a very special bond". As they entered, Trump injected some levity to the day's extraordinary events, saying: "Getting a good picture everybody?"

While the US has yet to confirm the contents of the reports, they suggest that the two leaders reached more verbal agreements than they put on paper, and made public.

Bother U.S. allies view the drills as a bulwark against North Korean aggression and necessary to ensuring a stable security architecture in Northeast Asia.

There was news from the summit, Colbert said.

"He was unambiguous about that and how he communicated it, both at the press conference but certainly when he was with Chairman Kim as well", Pompeo said.

Trump also praised himself for backing a woman who won a Republican primary Tuesday in SC, defeating a Trump critic.

He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing US troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the USA was "prepared to take what will be security assurances that are different, unique, than America's been willing to provide previously".

"I am. confident they understand that there will be in-depth verification", Pompeo said, adding that further USA talks with North Korea on how and when it will end its nuclear program will resume "sometime in the next week". The agreement's aspirational language on denuclearization was a "strategic decision" to reduce pressure on both sides and keep the process going, Mr. Min said.

The drills - often called "war games" - are held in South Korea with local forces and U.S. soldiers stationed there.

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