Geng Shuang, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman, told reporters on Wednesday: "North Korea has stopped its nuclear tests, and the US and South Korea are practising self-constraint on their military exercises".
Tweeting from the presidential plane, which just landed in Hawaii to refuel on the trip back from Singapore, Trump wrote, "There is no limit to what NoKo can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement w/ the world". "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea", the president wrote on Twitter shortly after arriving back in Washington.
Although human rights was not included in the joint statement signed by Trump and Kim, the United States president said he raised the issue and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to "do the right thing".
In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System firing an MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile during a U.S.
The POTUS' remarks came as a big surprise to South Korea, which said on Tuesday that Washington has not reached out to them to discuss halting the military drills. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" the President wrote. The president was forecasting what he hopes is the imminence of a formal end to the war that U.S., South Korean and United Nations forces waged 65 years ago.
Joint military exercises between US and South Korean troops have long angered Pyongyang.
China has repeatedly called for a "freeze-for-freeze" or "dual suspension" initiative, in North Korea suspends its nuclear program in exchange for the US and South Korea to suspend their joint military exercises in the region.
North Korea is believed to possess more than 50 nuclear warheads, with its atomic program spread across more than 100 sites constructed over decades to evade worldwide inspections. -South Korean drills was met with concern.
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In a further tweet on Wednesday, President Trump hit out at criticism of his summit in some U.S. media, dubbing it "Fake News".
South Korean President Moon Jae-in meanwhile hailed the outcome of the Singapore Summit, saying the "historic event" had ended the last Cold War conflict. The North has traditionally railed against the joint exercises and charged that they are practice for an invasion.
Yun Duk-min, former chief of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, said, "The agreement made no mention of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization or a deadline on nuclear dismantlement".
Trump also said in a separate tweet that North Korea is "no longer" the US' "biggest and most unsafe problem", telling Americans and the rest of the world they can "sleep well tonight!"
Trump and Kim in Singapore on Tuesday.
In Japan, the prospect of cancelled U.S.
Trump grasped Kim's right arm as they shook, and then, later, took hold of Kim's left arm as they turned to face the cameras and the world, both their expressions momentarily deadening before they turned to face each other again, and smiled. "I don't think Jong-un will give them up".
There are usually two sets of exercises every year, in spring and autumn, involving a massive number of troops and military hardware. Still, others might say let's wait until there's an actual peace deal before we start doling out the accolades.