Trump Kim summit: United States president hails deal after historic summit


At the top of the expanded meeting, Trump said he and Kim "will solve" the problems presented by a nuclear North Korea.

Here are the full contents of that document.

Before the sun rose over Singapore he tweeted that 'meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly, ' echoing a statement from his White House the evening before that talks were progressing so fast Trump would leave Singapore early.

Rodman, who is one of a handful of Westerners to have visited reclusive North Korea and met Kim Jong Un, arrived in Singapore on Monday, the eve of the summit, declaring he was "excited to be part of it".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged both leaders to seize the opportunity "to support a peaceful, prosperous, secure and verifiably denuclearized Korean Peninsula".

Pyongyang has demanded the end of what it calls a "hostile policy" towards it, but in public has only pledged to pursue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula - a euphemism open to wide differences of interpretation.

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Hopes for peace on the long-divided Korean Peninsula, however, remain tempered by the many failed attempts in the past. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-up negotiations, led by US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official at the earliest possible date to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK summit.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an opportunity to usher in "a glorious new era of security and prosperity" for the North Korean people, calling for Kim to seize on the opportunity in the interest of world peace.

Ms Leong added both found it hard to hide their nervousness once they were seated, with Trump displaying a slanted smile, and fidgeting with his hands and Kim leaning and staring at the ground.

"We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace", he said.

He said the details about the site being destroyed were not included in the joint declaration the leaders signed after almost five hours of talks because they agreed to it after the document was signed.

North Korea expert Robert E. Kelly (aka BBC Dad) had his own particularly withering take on what he considered a non-event.

This trip, like the last one, is sponsored by, the crypto-currency provider for the legal marijuana industry, Rodman said on Twitter. "All that hype for this?" Come, art of the deal.