Kim Jong-Un Must Be Pretty Happy Right Now

Kim Jong-Un Must Be Pretty Happy Right Now

"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", the leaders said in a joint statement.

Just last week, UN North Korea expert Tomas Ojea Quintana said that making sure that ending the camps was "on the table" in talks with North Korea was vital to the sustained success of any denuclearisation plan. He also said he wants to bring American soldiers in the Korean Peninsula back home "at some point".

Even before the two leaders were anywhere near each other, you can already see Mr Trump stretching out his hand - ready perhaps, to execute that famous grip he's known for.

Trump sounded triumphant following his meeting with Kim, expressing confidence the North Korean leader was serious about abandoning his nuclear programme and transforming his country from an isolated rogue regime to a respected member of the world community.

In return Mr Trump axed the drills with, it seems, no warning to Seoul (or even United States forces). The president also said the he trusts Kim will follow through, but won't admit if he got it wrong.

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.

A spokeswoman for United States military forces in Korea said it had not received any direction to cease joint military drills. -South Korea joint military exercises, which Trump unilaterally declared in his post-summit press conference. Then he said: "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should".

Trump's comments will be questioned by many in South Korea and beyond, with some seeing in them an effort by North Korea to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington.

"He can come to the White House as long as he gives up his nuclear program, gives up his missile program. Sen".

In an interview with the Fox News host, the president said that at time his aggressive tone against Kim felt "foolish". "Donald Trump should take a lot of credit because he went out of the box and made this happen". It was brutal. But a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea. North Korea also insists that the US troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North.

Trump would be very wise to indicate willingness to offer something in that direction, Perry said, but concessions should be made gradually, starting with a reversible step to establish a USA diplomatic presence working in another country's embassy.

"They are despotic, they are ruthless, they are cruel to their own people, but they are not insane", he said.

After greeting each other, the two leaders planned to sit for a one-on-one meeting that a USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said could last up to two hours, with only translators joining them.