USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

US President Donald Trump also "committed to provide security guarantees" to Pyongyang, apparently in return for Kim Jong Un's efforts towards denuclearization.

Commenting on his upcoming meeting with the North Korean dictator, President Trump said he will know very quickly whether the summit is going to be fruitful. Next, President Trump held a news conference after the historic meeting, we've included some excerpts.

According to Reuters, before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting "and made a decision to leave the past behind".

Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment".

Staying in the hotel wing adjacent to the USA president, Mr Mohan had been sitting at the hotel lobby since 6:30 AM today to track the Donald Trump's movements.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

No signing had been planned at the beginning of the day, although a large amount of time had been left free after a working lunch schedule for 11:30 a.m. local time (11:30 p.m. ET).

PM Lee is scheduled to meet Kim at the Istana on Sunday, and Trump on Monday.

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Trump did not refer to the document as a treaty or agreement.

The agreement said the two countries would co-operate towards "new relations", while the United States would provide "security guarantees" to North Korea. "I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong, '" Trump told reporters.

"3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Korean-Americans make a toast at a party to watch the Trump-Kim Singapore summit in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

During Tuesday's historic summit, Kim said it was "urgent" for North Korea and the USA to halt "irritating and hostile military actions against each other", KCNA said on Wednesday.

He said that he would welcome Kim to the White House for a future meeting, and said that he believes that this summit changes the relationship that North Korea has with the U.S. "It's going to be a great discussion and I think a tremendous success".

Mr Trump added: "I learned he's a very talented man".

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