China Gets Everything It Wanted From Trump's Meeting With Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday

According to Bossert, now an ABC News contributor, the summit paved a path toward the recovery of POW/MIA remains, the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the replacement of the Korean Armistice Agreement, and the ultimate recognition of the North Korean regime.

They discussed Singapore-North Korea relations and developments on the Korean peninsula amidst Kim thanking the Singaporean premier for hosting the summit.

While most quickly heaped praise on Mr. Trump for even making the summit happen, a feeling of guarded skepticism spread during the hours following the meeting in Singapore.

And as they emerged from the meal for a brief stroll together, Mr Trump appeared to delight in showing his North Korean counterpart the interior of "The Beast", the famed U.S. presidential limousine known for its high-tech fortifications.

He refused to go into details. Perhaps that's because Bolton recently angered North Korean officials when he suggested that the US use its actions in Libya in 2003 as a framework for North Korean denuclearization - which North Korea equated with the overthrow and death of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi years later.

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.

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

A 2014 United Nations report that examined North Korea concluded the country was among the world's worst human rights violators.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise described positive steps from the meeting, such as Kim saying he's willing to take steps toward denuclearization.

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen said, "We can't lose sight of the fact that there are bad, horrific humanitarian issues in North Korea, human rights abuses". Given that North Korea has halted missile and nuclear tests, that amounted to the dialogue and "suspension-for-suspension" model that China has advocated for years.

Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit, the White House said.

The reported agreement, if confirmed by the United States, could be considered as a concession by Trump because US officials had called for the North to take swift disarmament measures before getting major outside concessions and benefits.

"If we see that, we've got a deal", he said.

"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.

Trump and Kim Signed Something in Singapore.

In the press conference afterwards, however, Mr Trump added another announcement: the cancellation of the war games.

Yet Kimball is anxious by the hard history of negotiations with North Korea, combined with the lack of any timetable or road map for further steps in the latest agreement.

Many agreements have been made in the past with North Korea that have later fallen apart, and ahead of the meeting, critics expressed concerns that it risked being more about headlines than substantive progress.

"Sanctions are a means, not an end", Geng said.

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