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Pompeo: US hopes for 'major' North Korea nuclear disarmament by 2020

Pompeo: US hopes for 'major' North Korea nuclear disarmament by 2020

By referencing the "conflicting views", Moon appeared to be referring to Trump's unexpected promise to halt joint military exercises with South Korea, which the USA president called a "provocation" to the North. And so it's where to turn now, to connect with our correspondent Lee Ji-won who has been covering the summit from the ground for us.

Media captionTrump Kim summit: What happens now? "We are going to get complete denuclearization; only then will there be relief from the sanctions", he said. "So he's a very smart guy, he's a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other".

"The historic meeting pioneered a new history", Ri said on Wednesday, wearing her traditional pink Korean dress and flashing a wide smile.

The military talks, initially slated for May, were postponed when Pyongyang abruptly canceled bilateral high-level talks in protest of the annual South Korea-US air force drills.

USA officials said it was unclear what type of training involving US and South Korean troops might now be stopped because of Trump's order to end the "war games", but the massive annual exercises that bring in nuclear-capable ships and warplanes from Guam and other US bases in the region will likely end. For example, there is no mention of abduction cases and they did not agree on how to make the denuclearization.

"So I reject that analysis that it costs too much, but I do accept the proposition, let's stand down [on military exercises] and see if we can find a better way here".

North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat to the rest of the world, or at least that is according to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Pyongyang has celebrated the summit as a great win for the country.

It also contained Beijing's response to the summit where the State Councilor and Foreign Minister highlighted the significance of the summit, which China had long called for.

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"It is worrisome, very worrisome, that this joint statement is so imprecise", Schumer added.

At his press conference in the South Korean capital Pompeo defended Trump's stance, saying the joint drills could be brought back if negotiations with the North deteriorated. "Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!"

"And as for the departures, ".

After North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died in 2011, his son, Jong Un, was named the head of the nation and went on to purge other family members from the party.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was mulling his own summit with Kim in August or September, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, citing several unidentified government officials.

President Donald Trump declared the biggest enemy of the United States to be "the Fake News" in a tweet on Wednesday.

On his plane, Trump talked with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at around 8-twenty to share the results of the Joint Statement with North Korea. Trump has labeled Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest" after the Canadian leader pushed back on USA tariffs.

At the same time, Trump has been quick to criticize USA allies, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, with whom he'd met at the G-7 summit just before departing for Singapore.