Kim nuclear summit praised, but big questions loom

US President Donald Trump shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his presidential vehicle outside the Capella Hotel in Singapore. – AP

US President Donald Trump shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his presidential vehicle outside the Capella Hotel in Singapore. – AP

So, when Kim flew to Singapore this week for his historic summit with President Donald Trump, the toilet came with him, with his staff keeping it under close guard so nothing leaked out, so to speak.

"But because North Korea already has nuclear weapons, because they have the means to deliver them anywhere in the world, it was an important step the president took, and I think it's a way, hopefully, that we can bring peace to Northeast Asia and remove a awful threat from the American people". Donald Trump then guided Kim Jong-un to the library where the one-on-one meeting was to take place.

Only hours after Kim made a surprise appearance visiting popular tourist attractions in Singapore on Tuesday night, and posing for what is believed to be Kim's first public selfie, North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper splashed 14 photos of the reclusive leader's travels across its front page. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".

Kim said the meeting was a chance to "leave the past behind", and that "the world will see major change". "They're gonna put it together, and I think they're going to end up with a very strong country, and a country which has people-that they're so hard working, so industrious".

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Former businessman Trump said as he met Kim for the first time: "I feel really great".

KCNA reported Mr Kim as saying of the sightseeing tour that "Singapore is clean and attractive, and every building is stylish as he heard of in the past, adding he is going to learn a lot from the good knowledge and experience of Singapore in various fields in the future".

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.

He said that Kim is "very smart" and a "good negotiator".

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"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the USA and South Korea", Onodera was quoted as saying.

According to VFW, an agreement between the United States and North Korea spanning 1990 to 2005 saw the return of 229 sets of remains, with many more identified. Trump, it added, had expressed his "understanding" of the stance and had conveyed "his intention to halt" the exercises.

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

Trump and Kim signed a joint statement Tuesday that - while short on details - committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and said the two nations would hold "follow-on negotiations".

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