Trump, Kim sign document at end of historic summit:The Asahi Shimbun

Holding her own

Holding her own

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), agreed Tuesday with U.S. President Donald Trump to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees.

"The war games are very expensive, we pay for the majority of them", Trump told a news conference in Singapore after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim said that the "world will see a major change" and he and Trump "decided to leave the past behind" as they put pen to paper. "We're going to have a great discussion and will be tremendously successful".

Upon arriving in Singapore, Rodman told reporters: "Trump could have said something different [in the past], Kim Jong-un could have said something different".

The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

It would be folly for Trump, himself a product of the 24-hour news cycle, to confuse optics for substance and think that just because he looked good and felt good in Singapore, this alone constitutes success.

In a moment that would never happen in North Korea, reporters began yelling questions to Trump and Kim after they signed the document, including whether they had discussed the case of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who suffered brain damage while in North Korean custody and died in June 2017, days after he was returned home to Ohio.

Kim replied, "Well, it was not easy to get here". Notwithstanding the cable news media's need for an action-packed evening, not a lot actually happened in Singapore - at least not much that the public is allowed to know about yet.

But the summit was more likely it is the start of a longer process of negotiation.

China, which provided a Boeing 747 that flew Kim from Pyongyang to Singapore, wants to ensure its interests are preserved in any negotiations, namely that they don't result in a unified Korea that is pro-American. He added that he expects they will meet again many times.

The dollar's rise against the yen, a perceived safe haven often sought in times of political tensions and market turmoil, reflected optimism that the Trump-Kim summit would open the door to the eventual denuclearisation of North Korea. "The world will see major change", added Mr Kim.

Trump said he was very proud of what took place today and the two leaders would "take care of a very risky problem for the world". An elegantly ambiguous agreement was made to sidestep the problem of Taiwan, an influential joint communiqué was issued, and tangible progress was made, not just leaders smiling and posing for photographers.

The summit, which was nearly scrapped by a mercurial Trump last month, comes after a flurry of diplomatic activities and barrage of invective and insults traded between the US President and an equally aggressive Kim.

He said the leaders disagreed on what denuclearisation meant, with North Korea considering it to mean getting the United States troops and their nuclear [defence system] out of Korea.

The agreement's language on North Korea's nuclear program was similar to what the leaders of North and South Korea came up with at their own summit in April.

Trump explained how U.S. bombers would fly more than six hours from Guam to participate in the annual war games with South Korean forces.

The liberal Hankook Ilbo newspaper marvelled that the USA president didn't shake hands in the usual "Trump way" of domineering his counterpart.

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